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
Australia83.481.528.68 $               17.9676
Canada78.876.233.45 $               16.31108
Denmark92.4109.646.34 $               28.6951
France75.4100.045.40 $               18.37124
Germany86.497.038.81 $               18.5968
Italy67.979.242.45 $               13.67155
Japan66.462.332.03 $               12.57239
Netherlands91.497.239.33 $               20.8862
Norway102.6118.139.93 $               30.2847
Sweden85.7100.142.9 $               22.8856
United Kingdom74.883.832.98 $               14.21117
United States100.0100.024.47 $               16.05136


GDP per capita as percent of US GDP, 2019
GDP per hour worked as percent of US GDP, 2019
Tax revenue as percent of GDP

All data from 2019 except for Australia and Japan (2018).

Tax revenue per capita

All data from 2019 except for Australia and Japan (2018). Calculated using CIA World Factbook populations.

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.