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Cities with highest and lowest per-capita GDP

Last updated on: January 18, 2013 11:25 IST
Overview of Buenos Aires' 9 de Julio Avenue, Argentina.

In most countries around the globe, metropolitan areas generate the majority of economic activity. Metropolitan areas are regional economies defined by cities and their surrounding, economically integrated areas.

For example, the largest 100 metropolitan areas in the United States produce three-quarters of the nation's Gross Domestic Product. In other countries with less urban diversity, one or two metropolitan areas generate most of the national product.

Let's take a look at highest and lowest per-capita GDP in largest metropolitan economies around the world.

Source: Global MetroMonitor, Brookings

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Cities with highest and lowest per-capita GDP

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A view of Hartford, Connecticut.

Hartford, Connecticut

Country: The United States

Income: $75,086

Global rank: 1

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Cities with highest and lowest per-capita GDP

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Royal Palace at the end of Karl Johans Gate in Oslo.

Oslo

Country: Norway

Income: $74,057

Global rank: 2

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A view of San Jose, California.

San Jose, California

Country: The United States

Income: $68,141

Global rank: 3

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A view of the Abu Dhabi skyline.

Abu Dhabi

Country: The United Arab Emirates

Income: $63,859

Global rank: 4

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A game of volleyball at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Bridgeport, Connecticut

Country: The United States

Income: $63,555

Global rank: 5

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Zurich's main shopping street Bahnhofstrasse.

Zurich

Country: Switzerland

Income: $63,236

Global rank: 6

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US Capitol Dome seen behind a cherry blossom tree in Washington.

Washington

Country: The United States

Income: $662,943

Global rank: 7

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A woman struggles against wind and drifting snow in Stockholm.

Stockholm

Country: Sweden

Income: $661,458

Global rank: 8

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A view of Boston, Massachusetts.

Boston

Country: The United States

Income: $60,074

Global rank: 9

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Dolores Park in San Francisco, California.

San Francisco

Country: The United States

Income: $58,783

Global rank: 10

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Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge is seen from the 90th storey of One World Trade Center in New York.

New York

Country: The United States

Income: $57,329

Global rank: 11

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Aerial view of the Seattle Great Wheel and a Washington State ferry boat on the Elliott Bay waterfront in Seattle.

Seattle

Country: The United States

Income: $56,601

Global rank: 12

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I-10 and I-45 interchange in Houston, Texas.

Houston, Texas

Country: The United States

Income: $56,050

Global rank: 13

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A woman cycles past the 'Coffee To Get Her' restaurant near Dublin city centre. which becomes a bar and club in the evenings.

Dublin

Country: Ireland

Income: $55,578

Global rank: 14

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A view of the Seventh Street in Downtown Des Moines, Iowa.

Des moines, Iowa

Country: The United States

Income: $55,335

Global rank: 15

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Skaters enjoy the ice on a giant rink at the Grand Palais exhibition hall in Paris.

Paris

Country: France

Income: $54,430

Global rank: 16

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Stephen Avenue Walk in the heart of downtown Calgary.

Calgary

Country: Canada

Income: $54,080

Global rank: 17

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A view of Munich's townhall.

Munich

Country: Germany

Income: $54,078

Global rank: 18

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View of downtown Buffalo, New York.

Buffalo, New York

Country: The United States

Income: $52,454

Global rank: 19

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A view of downtown area in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles

Country: The United States

Income: $52,391

Global rank: 20

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A view of Santiago City.

Santiago

Country: Chile

Income: $8,494

Global rank: 182

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KLCC Park in central Kuala Lumpur.

Kuala Lumpur

Country: Malaysia

Income: $8,472

Global rank: 183

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Cape Town's business district lights up as dusk falls over the city.

Cape Town

Country: South Africa

Income: $8,463

Global rank: 184

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People enjoy a warm day on the banks of the Neva River in central St Petersburg.

St Petersburg

Country: Russia

Income: $8,235

Global rank: 185

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Beijing's Central Business District.

Beijing

Country: China

Income: $7,657

Global rank: 187

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A couple chat as they drink coffee at Juan Valdes cafe in Bogota.

Bogota

Country: Colombia

Income: $6,950

Global rank: 191

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A dancer performs during the Kalesa Festival in Manila.

Manila

Country: The Philippines

Income: $4,181

Global rank: 193

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Shoppers leave a retail store inside a mall in Mumbai.

Mumbai

Country: India

Income: $1,990

Global rank: 199

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A view of the Nile river flowing through the Egyptian capital Cairo.

Cairo

Country: Egypt

Income: $1,989

Global rank: 200