Sunday, September 06, 2009

Interactive Chart for GDP Per Capita

Interesting interactive chart for GDP per capita in each country. You can sort by religion (Muslim vs. Buddhist vs. Christian countries), language (English vs. French vs. Spanish-speaking countries), area size, population, etc.

HT: Andy Roth


At 9/06/2009 10:21 AM, Blogger Jody Wilson said...

Unfortunately that chart averages by country instead of weighting the average by population. For instance, in North America, Bermuda is given the same weight as the United States!

Not all that useful.

At 9/06/2009 11:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@Jody, I think the interesting thing about the charts are comparing the individual countries in the different groups. Some of the variations are striking.

At 9/06/2009 4:20 PM, Blogger PeakTrader said...

It's remarkable, U.S. per capita income is over $10,000 a year more than Western European countries, and the cost of living is lower in the U.S., because of lower prices, interest rates, and taxes, given the U.S. was basically a wilderness 200 years ago, while Western Europe accumulated over 2,000 years of wealth. Also, the vast majority of immigrants to the U.S. were poor.


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