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Public Debt Per Capita (USD) in Iceland

Source: World Bank, National Statistical Office, IMF estimates (Oct 2020), Helgi Library
Last Updated: Jun 1, 2024

Public debt per capita reached 21,189 USD in 2020 in Iceland, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 11.6 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, public debt per capita in Iceland reached an all time high of 42,456 USD in 2013 and an all time low of 3,116 USD in 1983. When compared to Iceland's main peers, public debt per capita in Denmark amounted to 21,480 USD, 28,292 USD in Norway, 18,655 USD in Sweden and 38,529 USD in United Kingdom in 2020.

Iceland has been ranked 28th within the group of 165 countries we follow in terms of public debt per capita, 17 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Public or government debt is the debt owed by state institutions (or central government).


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