Table 2

Per capita GDP comparison : Estimate 2004

[Source : CIA - The World Factbook]

A Few Well Developed Countries                A few Rainforest Nations

  Country US $     Country US $
1 US 40,100.00     Costa Rica 9,600.00
2 Norway 40,000.00     French Guiana 8,300.00
3 Switzerland 33,800.00     Brazil 8,100.00
4 Denmark 32,200.00     Colombia 6,600.00
5 Canada 31,500.00     Belize 6,500.00
6 Belgium 30,600.00     Venezuela 5,800.00
7 UK 29,600.00     Peru 5,600.00
8 Japan 29,400.00     Suriname 4,300.00
9 Finland 29,000.00     Guyana 3,800.00
10 France 28,700.00     Ecuador 3,700.00
11 Germany 28,700.00     Indonesia 3,500.00
12 Sweden 28,400.00     Bolivia 2,600.00
13 Italy 27,700.00     Congo(Kinsasha) 700.00


Remarks:

The per capita GDP of the few selected well developed countries are much higher than those of the few selected rainforest nations.