Here are Gross domestic product per capita figures for the 34 member countries of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development) for the 2012 calendar year on a purchasing power parity (PPP) basis. Purchasing power parity (PPP) is when an amount of money in one country can be exchanged for a quantity of foreign currency, and the two amounts will buy identical baskets of products in both countries – see recent post on the Big Mac Index.
The OECD is a group of countries that share a commitment to democratic government and the market economy. New Zealand has been a member of the OECD since May 1973. Currently, there are 34 member countries, with four new members joining in 2010. These included Chile, Slovenia, Israel, and Estonia.