Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The richest countries in the world

Switzerland is one of the richest countries in the world by
per capita gross domestic product [GDP (PPP) per capita: $41,950].

Also known for its high standard of living, Austria is ranked at
No 12 with GDP (PPP) per capita of $39,761.

Technology, manufacturing and finance hub Singapore is ranked
third on the list. The country’s GDP (PPP) per capita is $56,694

Hong Kong is renowned for its expansive skyline and deep
natural harbour. As one of the world's leading international financial
centres, Hong Kong has a major capitalist service economy characterised
by low taxation and free trade, and the currency, Hong Kong has a
GDP (PPP) per capita of $45,944.

Ireland: GDP (PPP) per capita: $39,492

Kuwait (No.15) has the world's fifth largest oil reserves and its
petroleum products now account for around 95% of export
revenues, and approximately 80% of government income. Ranked
at No.15, the country’s GDP (PPP) per capita is $38,775.

In second place on the list is Luxembourg, with a per capita GDP on
a purchasing-power parity (PPP) basis of $81,466.

The Netherlands was one of the world’s first countries to have
an elected parliament. And the benefits of democracy seem to be
reaching its citizens. Its GDP (PPP) per capita is $40,973.

Qatar has been ranked as the world's richest country per capita
in a new list compiled by US-based Forbes magazine. Blessed
with the third-largest natural gas reserves in the world, the Arab
Gulf emirate of 1.7 million people is benefitting from a rebound
in oil prices.

A highly developed country, Australia is one of the world's largest economies.GDP (PPP) per capita: $39,764]


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