Friday, April 23, 2010

American Cities' GDP Compared to Foreign Countries' GDP


Source: US Conference of Mayors

India is know worldwide for its rapidly growing economy. With a GDP over one trillion dollars it ranks at/around the twelfth biggest economy in the world. However, this giant, soon to be the most populated country on the globe, has an economy smaller than the greater New York City region. The once roaring Celtic Tiger of Ireland has a GDP lower than Atlanta. In a huge surprise to me, the greater Washington D.C. area, which does not produce anything, has a bigger economy than Venezuela which is a member of OPEC! (Hat tip: DC.Streets.Blog)

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