St. Lucia, Dominica among lowest ranking for GDP per capita in C’bean – World Bank

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Castries city, St. Lucia

The World Bank has released its 2014 World Development Report, which includes data on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita for countries across the globe.

In the Caribbean, Dominica was among the lowest ranking in terms of GDP per capita.

The report revealed that the island has a GDP per capita of $6,460 with neighbouring island St. Lucia having $6,530, St. Vincent, $6,380 and Grenada $7,110.

In terms of GDP per capita, Guyana and the United States Virgin Islands are ranked the ‘poorest’ countries in the Caribbean with just $3,410 and $3,080

The Bahamas took the pie for the ‘richest’ in the Caribbean, with $21,280, followed by Puerto Rico with $18,000.

Trinidad and Tobago is next at $14,400.

Interesting, based on the data, St Kitts and Nevis is the fourth richest country in the Caribbean with a GDP per capita of $13,300, despite being the smallest country in the region.

Data for the region’s other countries, including Cuba, Dominican Republic, Barbados and Haiti, along with overseas territories and departments in the Caribbean was not included in the World Bank’s report.

According to investopedia.com, the “gross domestic product (GDP) is one of the primary indicators of a country’s economic performance. It is calculated by either adding up everyone’s income during the period or by adding the value of all final goods and services produced in the country during the year. Per capita GDP is sometimes used as an indicator of standard of living as well, with higher per capita GDP being interpreted as having a higher standard of living.”

See full ranking below based on the World Bank data.

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12 comments

  1. galaxy_anonymous

    Most of u st.lucians have puny brains. Get some valuable skills

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  3. but the reality of it whether 8th or 9th we are at the bottom, thats our bloody problem we like to sugar coat things , it was bad under the previous government and still bad under this present one.

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  5. but the reality of it whether 8th or 9th we are at the bottom, thats our blody problem

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  7. I don't care what people say, Kenny Anthony has been an absolute disaster for this country. With a brief interlude by Compton/King (who did no better)all the borrowed money has got us nowhere. ABSOLUTELY NOWHERE. Chastanet will be no better because he is just a wealthy industrialist who has inherited control over everything.

    Walcott/Lewis were educated under British rule, where is the next Nobel winner coming from?

    What was the crime rate in 1997 and what it is now?

    Lucians support politicians like their football teams, with tribal stupidity. All of them just want a go to have their snout in the trough and damn to everyone else. Lucians can't do democracy because it involves a level of intelligence and sacrifice.

    Kenny can put a statement out about his mother but has nothing to say on all these issues he is responsible for. He is a stupid, stupid man.

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  9. And on top of dat they have vat eating da lil money people making.

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  11. oh my God have mercy on my country and help us..

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  13. According to your information we are 8th out of the 14 you displayed and Dominica is 9th out of the 14. Though technically correct in that St Lucia and Dominica are in the lower half (Just barely) the title is a bit misleading.

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  15. Dear God , i am asking you for help , i know you said god help themselves but we are in predicament , what i ask may seem strange but please bear with me: KINDLY SEND A SPECIAL BOAT TO PICK UP ALL POLITICIANS (past and present) and their PRO, associates and consultants because we are now realizing that we have put our faith in them over the past 20 years and we seem further away from our GOALS. In our mines we are developing country but reality of it is that we are a third world country very soon no different from some parts of INDIA. Some may take offence to it but the reality is just that. The country ain't no further from when Sir Arthur Lewis won the noble prize, the direction he gave years ago we are still discussing it. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME WHY ARE OBLIGATED TO BE PART OF THE OCES, i keep hearing workshops and more meetings on our soil (st.lucia) well you'll know the story nothing happens. Maybe the Bajans have it right by limiting their involvement, or they are just better at cutting out the BS. Makes me wonder who is crazy , we believing in politicians and the OCES, or the gentleman who stands in the corner with his cup asking for money to go back to Africa. I WONDER WHO WILL ACHIEVE THE GOAL FIRST? The CCJ another abbreviation i cangive several meanings too , i will let others come to their own conclusion(e.g caribbean court j____ka__ses.....

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  17. What a rude awakening I thought we were is better days or is it still coming lol

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  19. Politicians have failed the people for 40 yrs... STUPIDOS

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  21. Boy we hire the best brains...these fellars are getting the better days and our GDP is in the drain...Hope our ALBA connection change things quick..or we smoke our pipes...

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