If Britain were a U.S. state, it would be the second-poorest, behind Alabama and before Mississippi
This is a shocker. I figured countries like the UK and Germany would place near the top third of US States. The graph shows Alaska and Wyoming as the top 2 states with highest GDP per capita; this is also surprising. I know about the gold mines, the oil, and the fishing industries in Alaska but what's going on in Wyoming; I think of Wyoming as some wasteland with extreme weather, but evidently, quite a few people are making a great living there. Canada's not on the list; I'd be interested to know where they place as well.If you take our economic output, adjust for living costs and slot it into the US league table then the United Kingdom emerges as the second-poorest state in the union. We’re poorer than much-maligned Kansas and Alabama and well below Missouri, the scene of all the unrest in recent weeks. Only Mississippi has lower economic output per head than the UK; strip out the South East and Britain would rank bottom.