This State Is Richer Than Indonesia, Israel and South Korea Combined

Find out which country your state is richer than.

No country can come close to matching the wealth of America. The United States is so rich, in fact, that each state plus the District of Columbia boasts an economy that is larger than that of at least one entire country.

As part of a comprehensive study on the wealth of American states, GOBankingRates analyzed the GDPs of every state in America and Washington, D.C., along with the gross domestic products of nations around the world, to determine which U.S. states are wealthier than whole countries. Once the GDP of every state was determined, values were compared to nations with equal-to-less-than GDP value. Populations of both the state and country were evaluated to see the size difference between the two in comparison to wealth. The data for state GDPs comes from the first quarter of 2017 and is sourced from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Country GDP data was sourced from the World Bank.

Click through to see how your state’s economy stacks up to the economies of countries around the world.

How Does Your State Measure Up?

California is home to America’s largest economy, followed by Texas, New York, Florida and Illinois. The Golden State’s GDP is bigger than even that of the mighty United Kingdom. Additionally, California is richer than several countries combined, including Indonesia, Israel and South Korea. Texas trumps Canada, New York tops South Korea, and Florida and Illinois beat out Indonesia and the Netherlands, respectively.

You can use this information to see how your state compares to a country with a similar economy. You might find your state is much richer than even one of the world’s wealthier countries. On the other hand, you might learn your state barely edges out a remote developing country. No matter where you live, however, your state’s economy creates a GDP that is bigger than that of at least one entire nation.

States Richer Than Countries

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Even Little States Do Big Business

On the other end of the spectrum is Vermont, which is home to the smallest economy in America. Even so, it’s big enough to top the GDP of Latvia. The next four smallest GDP states Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota and Alaska are bigger than Vermont geographically, but, not surprisingly, are among the most sparsely populated states. Like Vermont, those states have GDPs that are slightly larger than the economies of mostly Eastern European countries, including Slovenia, Belarus and Croatia, although Jordan also makes the bottom five.

In many cases, American states topped the economies of entire countries, even though those countries have drastically larger populations. New Hampshire, Oregon, Michigan and Florida, for example, beat out countries with nine-figure population advantages. The most dramatic is Indonesia, which has a smaller economy than Florida despite having nearly 240 million more people.

Here is a list of the gross domestic product, expressed in millions, for all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as the GDP of the corresponding country with an economy most comparable to that state.

State vs. Country GDP
State NameState GDP (expressed in millions)CountryCountry GDP (expressed in millions)
Alabama$209,835Vietnam$205,276
Alaska$52,530Croatia$50,715
Arizona$311,640Denmark$306,900
Arkansas$122,647Kuwait$110,876
California$2,670,788U.K.$2,647,899
Colorado$332,938Hong Kong$320,910
Connecticut$267,914Chile$247,028
Delaware$71,998Kenya$70,529
District of Columbia$129,638Hungary$125,817
Florida$955,647Indonesia$932,259
Georgia$537,264Poland$471,364
Hawaii$85,205Sri Lanka$81,322
Idaho$69,458Guatemala$68,763
Illinois$803,904Netherlands$777,228
Indiana$349,409United Arab Emirates$348,743
Iowa$180,758Iraq$171,489
Kansas$155,204Qatar$152,453
Kentucky$203,531Czech Republic$195,305
Louisiana$239,590Finland$238,503
Maine$60,226Luxembourg$58,631
Maryland$388,324Norway$371,076
Massachusetts$519,970Iran$418,977
Michigan$499,336Nigeria$404,653
Minnesota$342,856Egypt$332,791
Mississippi$109,305Ecuador$98,614
Missouri$306,535Philippines$304,905
Montana$46,873Slovenia$44,709
Nebraska$116,545Morocco$103,606
Nevada$152,736Kazakhstan$137,278
New Hampshire$79,665Ethiopia$72,374
New Jersey$592,017Sweden$514,460
New Mexico$96,742Sudan$95,584
New York$1,500,994South Korea$1,411,246
North Carolina$529,649Belgium$467,956
North Dakota$53,740Uruguay$52,420
Ohio$643,444Argentinia$545,476
Oklahoma$188,668Romania$187,592
Oregon$231,662Bangladesh$221,415
Pennsylvania$746,248Switzerland$668,851
Rhode Island$58,884Costa Rica$57,436
South Carolina$214,383Vietnam$205,276
South Dakota$48,887Belarus$47,407
Tennessee$336,664Israel$317,745
Texas$1,682,888Canada$1,529,760
Utah$161,541Algeria$159,049
Vermont$31,767Latvia$27,573
Virginia$505,925Thailand$407,026
Washington$482,445Austria$390,800
West Virginia$76,682Dominican Republic$71,584
Wisconsin$317,218Ireland$304,819
Wyoming$39,247Jordan$38,655

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Methodology: GOBanking Rates analyzed the gross domestic product of U.S. states along with the GDP of countries around the world to determine which states are wealthier than whole countries. Once the GDP of every state was determined, values were compared to nations with equal-to-less-than GDP value. Populations of both state and country were evaluated to see the size difference between the two in comparison to wealth. U.S. state GDP data is from Q1 2017, sourced from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Country GDP data was sourced from the World Bank using the most recent data available, which is 2016.