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    What are the richest countries in the Caribbean?

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    Rank Country GDP - per capita
    1 Bahamas, The $ 16,700
    2 Barbados $ 15,700
    3 Antigua and Barbuda $ 11,000
    4 Trinidad and Tobago $ 9,500
    5 Saint Kitts and Nevis $ 8,800



    Not sure if I can trust the source.
    http://www.aneki.com/caribbean_richest.html

    Suprising

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    These are the countries with the highest GDP's per capita....does not translate into "Richest" countries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bake n Shark
    These are the countries with the highest GDP's per capita....does not translate into "Richest" countries.
    exactly, what does "richest" mean anyways...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bajan_bedroom_bully
    exactly, what does "richest" mean anyways...
    yeah I was wonderin deh same ting....I remember a thread bout dis same topic, some time ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bake n Shark
    These are the countries with the highest GDP's per capita....does not translate into "Richest" countries.
    WHy doesn't It, I think it does can you explain why you said SO...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RotiKing2004eva
    Top 5:

    Rank Country GDP - per capita
    1 Bahamas, The $ 16,700
    2 Barbados $ 15,700
    3 Antigua and Barbuda $ 11,000
    4 Trinidad and Tobago $ 9,500
    5 Saint Kitts and Nevis $ 8,800
    not surprising......what would be interesting is information on Income Distribution.........
    We going from Sun til Sun.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberly
    WHy doesn't It, I think it does can you explain why you said SO...
    Maybe you should start by explaining why you think it does indeed mean "Richest"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RotiKing2004eva
    Top 5:
    Rank Country GDP - per capita
    1 Bahamas, The $ 16,700
    2 Barbados $ 15,700
    3 Antigua and Barbuda $ 11,000
    4 Trinidad and Tobago $ 9,500
    5 Saint Kitts and Nevis $ 8,800

    Not sure if I can trust the source.
    http://www.aneki.com/caribbean_richest.html

    Suprising
    The figures are outdated by about 5 years or so.

    According to the CIA factbook 2005 est:
    1 Bahamas, The $ 20,000
    2. Puerto Rico $ 18,700
    3. Barbados $ 17,000
    4. Trinidad and Tobago $ 16,700
    5. Virgin Islands $ 14,400

    If we go by GDP per capita in deciding the richect countries in the world, then Bermuda, Luxembourg, Equatorial Guinea Norway and UAE are all richer than the United States.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuunoomoonoo
    The figures are outdated by about 5 years or so.

    According to the CIA factbook 2005 est:
    1 Bahamas, The $ 20,000
    2. Puerto Rico $ 18,700
    3. Barbados $ 17,000
    4. Trinidad and Tobago $ 16,700
    5. Virgin Islands $ 14,400

    If we go by GDP per capita in deciding the richect countries in the world, then Bermuda, Luxembourg, Equatorial Guinea Norway and UAE are all richer than the United States.
    Yuh IMIX name do yuh ah injustice. Yuh have lil sense in yuh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuunoomoonoo
    The figures are outdated by about 5 years or so.

    According to the CIA factbook 2005 est:
    1 Bahamas, The $ 20,000
    2. Puerto Rico $ 18,700
    3. Barbados $ 17,000
    4. Trinidad and Tobago $ 16,700
    5. Virgin Islands $ 14,400

    If we go by GDP per capita in deciding the richect countries in the world, then Bermuda, Luxembourg, Equatorial Guinea Norway and UAE are all richer than the United States.
    The pattern is still similar....however because US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are not Independent states (they belong to the US in some form or fashion).......I would not include them in the analysis
    We going from Sun til Sun.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bake n Shark
    Maybe you should start by explaining why you think it does indeed mean "Richest"...
    Well I was simply going by Gross Domestic Product, I assumed that it would measure the economy of a country(how big the economy is) , but i guess it's otherwise. In your opinion what is the mean of RICH?

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    I still waiting fuh Kimberly to come back and enlighten we...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bake n Shark
    I still waiting fuh Kimberly to come back and enlighten we...
    I'm here Bakes I'm not sure, I was just looking at Economy wise, and i someone said earlier, Income Distribution, which does have a major role in How well the economy is doing in a country, I'm actually waiting on you for your analysis of "RICH"

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    didn't PR economy shut down earlier this year..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberly
    Well I was simply going by Gross Domestic Product, I assumed that it would measure the economy of a country(how big the economy is) , but i guess it's otherwise. In your opinion what is the mean of RICH?
    Right on cue...

    GDP per capita...meaning that the population size of the country was used as the quotient in the equation (GDP/population size...for those of you scoring at home), so smaller countries with moderate economies will likely rank higher than larger countries with even better economies.

    Consider:

    Antigua and Barbuda

    Population: 69,000
    GDP: 750 Million (USD)
    Unemployment Rate: 11%


    The Bahamas

    Population: 303,770
    GDP: 6.098 Billion (USD)
    Unemployment Rate: 10.2%


    Barbados

    Population: 279,912
    GDP: 4.745 Billion (USD)
    Unemployment Rate: 10%


    St. Kitts and Nevis

    Population: 39,129
    GDP: 339 Million (USD)
    Unemployment Rate: 4.5%


    Trinidad and Tobago

    Population: 1,065,842
    GDP: 18.01 Billion (USD)
    Unemployment Rate: 8%


    Look closely at those figures and maybe you might begin to understand how silly it is to derive "wealth" from something as simple as the GDP per capita.


    As for your question..."Rich" may be defined by a surfeit of wealth, such that the nation's purchasing power is significantly multiplied when compared to the cost of meeting the needs of it's constituents.

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