If a beer in the pub is not under 10 If the euro is to be had, a new definition of wealth is needed. If one measures the prosperity of countries purely in terms of the dollar gross domestic product per capita, one quickly compares apples with pears.

Comparisons are much more meaningful, at which the purchasing power is taken into account , i.e. how many goods or services can be bought in the respective country for a certain amount.

Richest Countries of the world The World Bank continuously compares the gross domestic product (GDP) per capita for over 241 Countries. Among the many ways in which these statistics can be compiled is GDP adjusted for purchasing power. For this, the economic output per inhabitant was converted into international dollars. This artificial currency makes it possible to compare economies directly despite differences in price levels.

2019 the average GDP per capita adjusted for purchasing power according to the World Bank was on average globally 17 . 678 international dollars. 1990 it was only 2021 international dollars . Since then, global wealth has increased almost continuously year after year. Only the financial crisis caused a minimal setback.

wealth : EU behind North America How the corona crisis will affect remains to be seen. This also applies to the question of whether the balance between the regions is shifting. According to the World Bank, the European Union recently achieved average 46. 565 international dollars per inhabitant and was thus well behind North America with 63. 867 international dollars.

These are – adjusted for purchasing power – the richest countries in the world:

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# 10 Norway The World Bank currently leads (Status: February 2019) Norway ranks tenth among the countries with the highest GDP per capita adjusted for purchasing power. It last amounted to 66. 832 international dollars. That was more than twice as much as in Greece. Unless otherwise stated, all last available financial data comes from the year 2019.

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# 9 United Arab Emirates The United Ar Abi Emirates occupied with 70. 089 international dollar ranked ninth in the World Bank Rankings.

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# 8 Switzerland Switzerland came with 70. 989 international dollars in eighth place. The Alpine republic was significantly devalued because of the high cost of living. Without considering purchasing power, GDP according to the World Bank was 78. 994 U.S. dollar.

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# 7 Cayman Islands In the Cayman Islands, too, GDP per capita drops significantly if the price level is taken into account . Out 85. 975 US Dollars were in the World Bank statistics 66. 292 international dollars. These numbers came from 2018.

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# 6 Bermuda That was even clearer Minus at Bermuda off. The British overseas territory occupied with 114. 089 US dollars ranked third among the countries with the highest GDP per capita. Adjusted for purchasing power, it was only sufficient for 85. 418 international dollars and sixth place.

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# 5 Ireland For Ireland, a GDP of 78. 661 US dollars, however, adjusted for purchasing power, GDP of 88. 241 international dollars. This made Ireland the fifth richest country in the world.

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# 4 Qatar Qatar ranks fourth among the wealthiest countries, a long way from earlier times. 2012 the emirate had in the World Bank statistics with 141. 635 international dollar hits its high. 2016 but it crashed on 83. 104 international dollars. Meanwhile, the GDP per capita has increased again to 94. 029 international dollar climbed. But Qatar has still not returned to the level of the turn of the millennium.

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# 3 Singapore Singapore must be in position in the US dollar ranking list 14. Adjusted for purchasing power, however, the financial center shoots up to third place. The World Bank calculated 65. 233 US dollars in 101. 649 international dollars around. Thus Singapore continued the continuous growth since 2009 continued.

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# 2 Luxembourg In the case of Luxembourg, the Taking purchasing power into account, hardly anything in terms of GDP per capita. Out 114. 705 US dollars were loud World Bank 121. 293 international dollars. The Grand Duchy improved from fourth to second in an international comparison.

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# 1 Macau In the World Bank ranking of countries and regions with the highest k Macau tops the list in terms of force-adjusted GDP per capita. The Chinese Special Administrative Region came accordingly 2019 to a value of 129. 451 international dollars. Neighbor Hong Kong had to deal with space 10 (62. 496 international dollars) satisfied. In terms of GDP in US dollars, Macau was . 096 dollars, however, only in seventh place. The victory of Macau is, however, subject to change. In the purchasing power ranking, the World Bank has the dollar front runner Monaco (63. 829 US dollars) and Liechtenstein (181. 403 US dollars) not taken into account. The USA came in eleventh (. 298 international dollars), Germany right behind Austria 19 (56 . 278 international dollar instead of 029. 445 U.S. dollar).

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