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20 countries with highest per capita income

Last updated on: April 26, 2013 11:16 IST

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Per capita income is a measure of a country's living standard. It is the earning of each person when the national income is evenly divided among the country's population.

India lags behind 132 countries in per capita income, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

India (Rank 133)

GDP (PPP) per capita: $3,830

(GDP per capita data as of 2012)

 

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Qatar (Rank 1)

GDP (PPP) per capita: $102,211

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Luxembourg (Rank 2)

GDP (PPP) per capita: $79,785

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Image: A general view of the Ducal Palace in Luxembourg.
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Singapore (Rank 3)

GDP (PPP) per capita: $60,410

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Image: Tourists stand at a promenade across the water from the Marina Bay Sands integrated resort in Singapore.
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Norway (Rank 4)

GDP (PPP) per capita: $55,009

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Brunei (Rank 5)

GDP (PPP) per capita: $54,389          

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Image: A water taxi, a popular mode of transportation, in 'Kampong Ayer' or water village, in Bandar Seri Begawan.
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Hong Kong (Rank 6)

GDP (PPP) per capita: $51,494

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Image: A cruise ship parks in front of two of Hong Kong's most luxurious high-rise residential buildings.
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United States (Rank 7)

GDP (PPP) per capita: $49,922

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United Arab Emirates (Rank 8)

GDP (PPP) per capita: $49,012

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Image: View from the observation deck of Burj Dubai Tower.
Photographs: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters.

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Switzerland (Rank 9)

GDP (PPP) per capita: $45,418          

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Canada (Rank 10)

GDP (PPP) per capita: $42,734

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Australia (Rank 11)

GDP (PPP) per capita: $42,640          

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Austria (Rank 12)

GDP (PPP) per capita: $42,409

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Image: A view of Schoenbrunn Palace park in Vienna, Austria.
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The Netherlands (Rank 13)

GDP (PPP) per capita: $42,194          

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San Marino (Rank 14)

GDP (PPP) per capita: $41,973          

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Image: A gondola ascends Monte Titano to the old city of San Marino.
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Ireland (Rank 15)

GDP (PPP) per capita: $41,921

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Sweden (Rank 16)

GDP (PPP) per capita: $41,191

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Image: A general view of Spyker Cars Saab factory in Trollhattan.
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Kuwait (Rank 17)

GDP (PPP) per capita: $39,889          

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Image: A night view of Kuwait City.
Photographs: Stephanie McGehee/Reuters
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Iceland (Rank 18)


GDP (PPP) per capita: $39,224

 

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Image: An Iceland fan shouts during their men's European Handball Championship group B match against Serbia in Linz.
Photographs: Ognen Teofilovski/Reuters.
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Germany (Rank 19)

GDP (PPP) per capita:
$39,028

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Image: A view of a Christmas market in Dresden, Germany.
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Taiwan (Rank 20)

GDP (PPP) per capita: $38,749


Image: Taipei 101.
Photographs: SElefant/Wikimedia Commons.
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