December 6, 2008
It’s worth taking a look a the last available national income figures in the world before the current economic downturn. The world map below shows GDP per capita adjusted with purchasing power, in other words, the per capita purchasing ability of gross income in countries. Countries with similar shades have an identical income, in other words, they could buy or tax or give away the same amount of money. We, Europeans, have enjoyed a rather priviledged position in the world.
It will be very interesting to see this map after 2009. You can view the dataset, pick your country or enlarge any regions with Many Eyes.Author : Dániel Antal