Chinese provinces Vs world countries in GDP per capita

China GDP per personAs the world’s second largest economy, there is nothing new that a single Chinese province can be as rich as a country. However, each province’s position in the world (wealth and GDP per capita, etc.) is a very valuable reference and interesting contrast. Some time ago, the British “The Economist” magazine published an article on its website, offering an analysis of each province’s  economic strength (excluding Taiwan Province) and the nearest equivalent country in the world in various aspects including total GDP , the per capita GDP, population and exports (2010 data).

In  GDP per capita, Beijing is close to Slovakia in Europe, Shanghai is as high as Saudi Arabia’s (at purchasing-power parity), Guangdong province is close to the Kazakhstan and Shandong GDP per capita is as much as South Africa. At the other extreme, the poorest province, Guizhou, has an income per head close to that ofIndia.

Below are the Chinese provinces with closest equivalent countries in per capita GDP in the Year of 2010.

◆ Shanghai ( 73,297 Yuan, or about $ 10,827) ≈ Saudi

◆ Tianjin ( 70,402 Yuan, or about $ 10,399) ≈ Hungary

◆ Beijing ( 70,251 Yuan, or about $ 10,377) ≈ Slovakia

◆ Jiangsu ( 51,999 Yuan, or about $ 7,681) ≈ Belarus

◆ Zhejiang ( 49,791 Yuan, or about $ 7,355) ≈ Azerbaijan

◆ Inner Mongolia (47,032 Yuan, or about $ 6,947) ≈ Turkey

◆ Guangdong ( 43,596 Yuan, or about $ 6,440) ≈ Kazakhstan

◆ Shandong ( 41,147 Yuan, or about $ 6,078) ≈ South Africa

◆ Liaoning ( 40,003 Yuan, or about $ 5,909) ≈ Costa Rica

◆ Fujian ( 37,404 Yuan, or about $ 5,525) ≈ Cuba

◆ Jilin ( 31,232 Yuan, or about $ 4,613) ≈ Algeria

◆ Hebei ( 28,108 Yuan, or about $ 4,152) ≈ Albania

◆ Hubei ( 27,614 Yuan, or about $ 4,079) ≈ Angola

◆ Shaanxi ( 26,847 Yuan, or about $ 3,965) ≈ Mauritius

◆ Heilongjiang ( 26,101 Yuan, or about $ 3,855) ≈ Ukraine

◆ Ningxia ( 26,073 Yuan, or about $ 3,851) ≈ Guatemala

◆ Xinjiang ( 24,841 Yuan, or about $ 3,669) ≈ Egypt

◆ Hunan ( 24,210 Yuan, or about $ 3,576) ≈ El Salvador

◆ Qinghai (per capita GDP of 24,000 Yuan, about U.S. $ 3545) ≈ Turkmenistan

◆ Hainan ( 23,665 Yuan, or about $ 3,495) ≈ Turkmenistan

◆ Henan ( 23,398 Yuan, or about $ 3,456) ≈ El Salvador

◆ Jiangxi ( 21,170 Yuan, or about $ 3,127) ≈ Guyana

◆ Sichuan ( 21,013 Yuan, or about $ 3,104) ≈ Armenia

◆ Guangxi ( 20,645 Yuan, or about $ 3,049) ≈ Swaziland

◆ Anhui ( 20,610 Yuan, or about $ 3044) ≈ Jordan

◆ Shanxi (per capita GDP of 20,391 Yuan, or about $ 3,012) ≈ Namibia

◆ Tibet ( 16,903 Yuan, or about $ 2,496) ≈ Congo (Brazzaville)

◆ Gansu (per capita GDP of 16,031 Yuan, or about $ 2368) ≈ Iraq

◆ Yunnan (per capita GDP of 15,707 Yuan, or about $ 2,320) ≈ Vanuatu

◆ Guizhou ( 13,221 Yuan, about $ 1,953) ≈ India

◆ Macau ≈ Qatar

◆ Hong Kong ≈ Singapore, Hong Kong

(Note: RMB and the U.S. dollar exchange rate is based on 2010 average central parity rate 6.7695 by Bank of China)

4 Responses

  1. shane says:

    Such a good information about countries gdp per capita…., Thanks for sharing…

  2. Anas says:

    The author (Finnegan) notes the yen is up 65 pecrnet against the dollar in this period. Exchange rates can play havoc with “real output” caculations. Had the yen not appreciated, you would see huge declines in “real output” as measured in dollars. Also, if things are so great in Japan, why has the Nikkei Dow lost 75 pecrnet of its value in the last 20 years, and property markets roughly the same? Why are wages down over the last 20 years?Even the inefficient and socialized nations of Europe are passing Japan by. Japan has been suffocated by the monetary noose strung up by the Bank of Japan. They are yet deflating as we speak, and bond traders expect another eight years of deflation, minimum. Meanwhile, South Korea and China has been roaring ahead. Japan is becoming a backwater nation.

  3. Piers Abroad says:

    @CDE: No more flawed than a businessman pretending to be a lawyer and talking advantage of lax regulation in-market to offer legal services consulting … while pretending to headline with fake qualifications. Still it has been entertaining, chatting over a pint of beer, to witness the truth coming out.

  4. The piece, while entertaining for bar talk over a pint of beer, is flawed. Comparing China’s Provinces with countries is rather an odd position to take – and the linking of Guizhou with India is frankly absurd.

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