Denmark among the richer nations in the world – The Post

Denmark among the richer nations in the world

But the Danes were bested by their Scandinavian neighbours

The average GDP per capita in Denmark was 300,000 kroner (photo: iStock)
April 4th, 2016 4:45 pm| by Christian W
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According to an analysis by Global Finance Magazine (here in English), Denmark is the 21st richest nation in the world.

The rankings, which are based on the gross domestic product (GDP) of a country based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita, ranked Denmark behind its Scandinavian brethren Norway and Sweden at almost 300,000 kroner.

The oil state Qatar headed the rankings with 955,000 kroner, followed by Luxembourg (616,000 kroner), Singapore, Brunei and Kuwait. Norway, the UAE, Hong Kong, the US and Switzerland rounded up the top 10.

READ MORE: Denmark’s wealthy have tripled their income over the last three decades

African acrimony
Other notables included Australia (ranked 15), Sweden (17), Germany (18), Canada (20), Iceland (23), France (25), Finland (26), the UK (27), Japan (28), South Korea (29), Russia (51), Brazil (79), China (83) and India (125).

It was pretty dour looking for Africa, however, which made up the bottom 13 nations on the rankings, with the Central African Republic, DR Congo, Malawi, Liberia and Burundi finishing rock bottom.

Occupying last place, the average GDP per capita in the Central African Republic was a paltry 4,185 kroner.