GNI and Buying Power for 2011

The table below shows the Gross National Income per capita and the relative buying power for the top 30 countries in the world. The data for this table has been collated from Numbeo.com and the Worldbank site.  The table is sorted by GNI high to low.

Country Name 2008 2009 2010 2011 2008 to 2011 change Buying Power
Qatar $74,220.00 $71,970.00 $76,470.00 $87,030.00 17.26% 153.59
Luxembourg $67,130.00 $55,710.00 $61,280.00 $64,410.00 -4.05% 69.98
Norway $61,060.00 $55,010.00 $57,940.00 $62,970.00 3.13% 92.62
Singapore $53,280.00 $52,120.00 $56,890.00 $59,790.00 12.22% 93.29
Switzerland $42,940.00 $46,740.00 $49,990.00 $52,320.00 21.84% 127.45
Hong Kong SAR, China $46,240.00 $44,320.00 $47,270.00 $51,490.00 11.35% 84.27
United States $47,320.00 $45,440.00 $47,310.00 $48,890.00 3.32% 116.48
United Arab Emirates $56,450.00 $50,200.00 $46,990.00 $48,220.00 -14.58% 125.87
North America $46,453.02 $44,626.71 $46,424.09 $47,974.80 3.28% 85.36
Netherlands $42,000.00 $40,050.00 $41,830.00 $43,260.00 3.00% 95.17
Denmark $40,460.00 $38,910.00 $41,120.00 $42,300.00 4.55% 101.98
Sweden $41,000.00 $38,040.00 $40,140.00 $42,200.00 2.93% 100.7
Austria $39,700.00 $38,570.00 $39,820.00 $42,080.00 5.99% 98.31
Germany $37,590.00 $36,800.00 $38,120.00 $39,970.00 6.33% 114.37
Canada $38,490.00 $37,260.00 $38,370.00 $39,730.00 3.22% 108.18
Belgium $37,560.00 $36,490.00 $38,350.00 $39,270.00 4.55% 90.44
Finland $38,280.00 $36,270.00 $37,100.00 $38,500.00 0.57% 98.14
United Kingdom $36,670.00 $34,960.00 $35,860.00 $35,940.00 -1.99% 88.35
France $34,640.00 $34,170.00 $34,780.00 $35,650.00 2.92% 92.68
Japan $34,700.00 $32,970.00 $34,810.00 $35,530.00 2.39% 79.94
Euro area $34,572.86 $33,714.86 $34,296.82 $35,271.73 2.02% 47.77
OECD members $33,868.35 $32,769.51 $33,948.36 $35,093.70 3.62% 92.62
Ireland $37,040.00 $33,140.00 $33,560.00 $33,230.00 -10.29% 89.6
Italy $33,010.00 $32,100.00 $31,750.00 $32,710.00 -0.91% 68.59
European Union $31,832.91 $31,018.85 $31,657.48 $32,565.93 2.30% 47.77
Spain $32,270.00 $31,450.00 $31,440.00 $31,660.00 -1.89% 88.01
Iceland $31,200.00 $29,570.00 $29,360.00 $30,760.00 -1.41% 78.56
Korea, Rep. $26,890.00 $27,050.00 $28,830.00 $30,340.00 12.83% 79.94
Israel $25,080.00 $24,810.00 $25,760.00 $27,120.00 8.13% 75.01

The table below shows Buying Power by country

Country Buying Power
Qatar 153.59
Switzerland 127.45
UAE 125.87
US 116.48
Germany 114.37
Canada 108.18
Denmark 101.98
Sweden 100.7
Austria 98.31
Finland 98.14
Netherlands 95.17
Singapore 93.29
France 92.68
Norway 92.62
OECD members 92.62
Belgium 90.44
Ireland 89.6
United Kingdom 88.35
Spain 88.01
North America 85.36
HK, China 84.27
Japan 79.94
Korea, Rep. 79.94
Iceland 78.56
Israel 75.01
Luxembourg 69.98
Italy 68.59
Euro area 47.77
EU 47.77