Nations that have strong economic growth are generally better able to reduce poverty rates, strengthen political stability, improve the quality of the natural environment and even diminish the incidence of crime and violence. Values are gross domestic product per capita, purchasing price parity at constant 2005 international dollars ($).

Values for Australia, Brazil, Mexico, China, India, Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia represent only the tropical region of those nations.

Source: World Bank Estimate Series NY.GDP.PCAP.PP.KD 2005 | Data: State of the Tropics Data

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