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Countries with highest per capita income: India at 135!

Last updated on: February 9, 2012 08:08 IST

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Though India's per capita income is estimated to grow above Rs 60,000 per annum or over Rs 5,000 per month, it is ranked at 135 when compared to other nations.

Per capita income is the earnings of each person if the national income is evenly divided among the country's population.

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1. Luxembourg
Per capita income: $122,272

Luxembourg has a stable, high-income economy with moderate growth, low inflation and low unemployment.

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2. Qatar

Per capita income: $97,967

Qatar has experienced rapid economic growth over the last several years due to high oil prices.

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3. Norway

Per capita income: $96,591

Norway is the second wealthiest country in the world in monetary value, with the largest capital reserve per capita of any nation. 

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4. Switzerland

Per capita income: $84,983

Switzerland has a stable, prosperous and high-tech economy. 

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5. Australia

Per capita income: $66,984

A highly developed country, Australia is the world's thirteenth largest economy and has the world's fifth-highest per capita income.

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6. United Arab Emirates

Per capita income: $66,625

With the world's sixth-largest oil reserves, UAE has one of the most developed economies in West Asia.

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7. Denmark

Per capita income: $63,003

Ranked frequently as one of the happiest countries, Denmark has the world's highest level of income equality. 

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8. Sweden

Per capita income: $61,098

Ranked among the most competitive nations, Sweden has the lowest Gini coefficient of all countries making it the most equal country in the world.

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9. The Netherlands

Per capita income: $51,410

One of the world's happiest nations, Netherlands has a capitalist market-based economy, ranking 13th out of 157 countries according to the Index of Economic Freedom.

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10. Canada

Per capita income: $51,147

With the sixth-highest Human Development Index globally, Canada has one of the highest standards of living in the world.

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11. Singapore

Per capita income: $50,714

Singapore's economy is one of the freest, most innovative, competitive and business-friendly nations.

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12. Austria

Per capita income: $50,504

Austria is one of the richest countries in the world with a high standard of living. In 2011, it was ranked 19th in the world for its Human Development Index.

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13. Finland

Per capita income: $50,090

Finland has been ranked as one of the world's most peaceful, competitive and livable countries.

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14. Ireland

Per capita income: $48,517

Though Ireland has been affected by the economic crisis, its per capita income is among the top in the world. Ireland has been ranked among the best places to live.

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15. United States

Per capita income: $48,147

The United States has a capitalist mixed economy with a well-developed infrastructure and high productivity.

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16. Belgium

Per capita income: $48,110

Belgium has a strong globalised economy with a stable transportation infrastructure.

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17. Kuwait

Per capita income: $46,461

Kuwait has the highest human development index (HDI) in the Arab world.

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18. Japan

Per capita income: $45,774

Japan has the world's third-largest economy by nominal GDP and third-largest economy by purchasing power parity.

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19. Germany

Per capita income: $44,558

Germany has the world's fourth largest economy by nominal GDP and the fifth largest by purchasing power parity.

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20. France

Per capita income: $44,401

France is one of the world's most developed countries. It possesses the world's fifth largest economy measured by GDP, the ninth-largest economy measured by purchasing power parity.

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21. Iceland

Per capita income: $43,226

Iceland has a free market economy with relatively low taxes compared to other OECD countries.

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22. United Kingdom

Per capita income: $39,604

The UK is a developed country and has the world's sixth-largest economy by nominal GDP and seventh-largest economy by purchasing power parity.

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23. New Zealand

Per capita income: $38,227

New Zealand has a modern, prosperous and developed market economy.

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24. Italy

Per capita income: $37,046

The world's 24th most-developed country is ranked among the world's top ten in terms of quality of life.

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25. Brunei

Per capita income: $36,521

Brunei has the second highest Human Development Index among the South East Asia nations after Singapore, and is classified as a developed country.



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