Economists measure the relative wealth of countries by looking at how much money is created in that economy. The gross national product of country (GDP) is the financial wealth created by human population of the country as a whole. An average measure is the GDP per population (GDP/CAPITA) . You will note that high GDP/Capita countries are economies that "add value" eg industrialised or may have high value of unsustainable natural resources.  The wealth distribution within a nation's economy is determined by the countries political systems. Low GDP/Capita countries tend to produce low value products and services.

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