Commentary – GDP Across Countries

Here we show for selected countries their GDPs per capita relative to that of the US for two years: 2000 and the latest year.

And for a larger group of countries for the latest year.
As this larger figure show, very few countries have higher real GDPs per capita than the US , and they tend to be “unusual”: very small (Luxembourg); oil rich, e.g. (Saudi Arabia); and Ireland where the domiciling of multinational companies for tax purposes causes GDP (domestic level of production) to exceed GNP (level of production of any person or corporation of a country) by an unusually large amount.