United States economic performance is strong, but tax revenues are much lower than the advanced democracies.


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 GDP per capita as % of US GDPGDP per hour worked as % of US GDPTax revenue as % of GDPTax revenue per capitaGovernment debt as a % of GDP
Australia88.883.828.55 $               17.9676
Canada74.673.433.25 $               16.31108
Denmark92.4107.646.88 $               28.6951
France72.094.345.15 $               18.37124
Germany83.294.839.51 $               18.5968
Italy65.677.043.29 $               13.67155
Japan61.357.933.16 $               12.57239
Netherlands90.494.039.70 $               20.8862
Norway112.8125.042.24 $               30.2847
Sweden85.6100.742.58 $               22.8856
United Kingdom69.379.733.48 $               14.21117
United States100.0100.026.58 $               16.05136


GDP per capita as percent of US GDP, 2021

Gross domestic product (GDP) per capita is a financial metric that breaks down a country’s economic output per person and is calculated by dividing the GDP of a nation by its population. USA = 100. Data from OECD. Data confirmed March 8, 2023.

GDP per hour worked as percent of US GDP, 2021

Tax revenue as percent of GDP

All data from 2021 except for Australia (2020) and Japan (2020).

Tax revenue per capita

All data from 2020, except Australia (2019) and Japan (2019)

Government debt as percent of GDP

All data from 2019 except Japan (2018).


“For Whom the Economy Grows” Paul Krugman

August 30, 2018.
The GDP by itself isn’t an accurate measure of economic success, as discussed by Krugman. There is a disconnect between overall and individual growth that should be taken into account.