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People's Republic of China

GDP per capita per annum ($) 16117 (106th in world)
Unemployment rate (%) 3.6
Population below poverty line (%) 0.6
Inequality (HPI) 17 (51st of 140 countries)
Happy planet index 25.7 (72nd of 140 countries)
Electricity from renewables (%) 36
Carbon footprint per capita per annum (tonnes) 6.5
Ecological footprint (gHa) 3.7
Energy use per capita (kWh per annum) 27452
Share of deaths from Air pollution (%) 12
Solid waste per capita per day (kg) 1.02
UN Classification Developing
Median Age 38.4
Life Expectancy 76.3
Cars per 1000 people 204
Number of rail passengers per annum 1550 billion
Gasoline fuel consumption (litres per capita per day) 0.22

Costa Rica

GDP per capita per annum ($) 19642
Unemployment rate (%) 8.1
Population below poverty line (%) 21
Inequality (HPI) 15 (19th out of 140 countries)
Happy planet index 44.7 (1st out of 140 countries)
Electricity from renewables (%) 82
Carbon footprint per capita per annum (tonnes) 1.66
Ecological footprint (gHa) 2.84
Energy use per capita (kWh per annum) 12016
Share of deaths from Air pollution (%) 4.4
Solid waste per capita per day (kg) 1.36
UN Classification Developing
Median Age 32.6
Life Expectancy 79.4
Cars per 1000 people 224
Number of rail passengers per annum No figures available
Gasoline fuel consumption (litres per capita per day) 0.59

Republic of The Gambia

GDP per capita per annum ($) 2223 (204th in the world)
Unemployment rate (%) No figures available
Population below poverty line (%) 48.6
Inequality (HPI) No % figure available
Happy planet index No data available
Electricity from renewables (%) 3
Carbon footprint per capita per annum (tonnes) 3.13
Ecological footprint (gHa) 1.03
Energy use per capita (kWh per annum) 1114
Share of deaths from Air pollution (%) 9.4
Solid waste per capita per day (kg) 0.53
UN Classification Developing
Median Age 17
Life Expectancy 61
Cars per 1000 people 7
Number of rail passengers per annum No data available
Gasoline fuel consumption (litres per capita per day) 0.14

India

GDP per capita per annum ($) 6700 (168th in the world)
Unemployment rate (%) 8.5
Population below poverty line (%) 21.9
Inequality (HPI) 31 (103rd out of 140 countries)
Happy planet index 29.2 (50th out of 140 countries)
Electricity from renewables (%) 28
Carbon footprint per capita per annum (tonnes) 1.84
Ecological footprint (gHa) 1.16
Energy use per capita (kWh per annum) 6924
Share of deaths from Air pollution (%) 12.5
Solid waste per capita per day (kg) 0.34
UN Classification Developing
Median Age 28
Life Expectancy 70
Cars per 1000 people 70
Number of rail passengers per annum 1305 billion
Gasoline fuel consumption (litres per capita per day) 0.05

Morocco

GDP per capita per annum ($) 7515 (156th in world)
Unemployment rate (%) 4.8
Population below poverty line (%) 15
Inequality (HPI) 25% (86th out of 140 countries)
Happy planet index 32.7 (33rd)
Electricity from renewables (%) 31
Carbon footprint per capita per annum (tonnes) 1.64
Ecological footprint (gHa) 1.68
Energy use per capita (kWh per annum) 7228
Share of deaths from Air pollution (%) 9
Solid waste per capita per day (kg) 1.46
UN Classification Developing
Median Age 29.1
Life Expectancy 73.6
Cars per 1000 people 111
Number of rail passengers per annum 35 million
Gasoline fuel consumption (litres per capita per day) 0.06

Russian Federation

GDP per capita per annum ($) 27044
Unemployment rate (%) 4.6
Population below poverty line (%) 12.6
Inequality (HPI) 16 (44th out of 140 countries)
Happy planet index 18.7 (116th out of 140 countries)
Electricity from renewables (%) 22
Carbon footprint per capita per annum (tonnes) 10.19
Ecological footprint (GHa) 5.69
Energy use per capita (kWh per annum) 56756
Share of deaths from Air pollution (%) 5.4
Solid waste per capita per day (kg) 0.93
UN Classification Economy in Transition
Median Age 40.3
Life Expectancy 72
Cars per 1000 people 388
Number of rail passengers per annum 133.6 billion
Gasoline fuel consumption (litres per capita per day) 0.91

Saudi Arabia

GDP per capita per annum ($) 46942 (34th in world)
Unemployment rate (%) 6
Population below poverty line (%) No data available
Inequality (HPI) No data available
Happy planet index No data available
Electricity from renewables (%) 0
Carbon footprint per capita per annum (tonnes) 16.85
Ecological footprint (gHa) 5.61
Energy use per capita (kWh per annum) 89452
Share of deaths from Air pollution (%) 9.2
Solid waste per capita per day (kg) 1.3
UN Classification Developing
Median Age 32
Life Expectancy 76
Cars per 1000 people 209
Number of rail passengers per annum No data available
Gasoline fuel consumption (litres per capita per day) 2.6

South Africa

GDP per capita per annum ($) 12482 (128th in the world)
Unemployment rate (%) 28.5
Population below poverty line (%) 55.8
Inequality (HPI) 33 (106th out of 140 countries)
Happy planet index 15.9 (128th out of 140 countries)
Electricity from renewables (%) 11
Carbon footprint per capita per annum (tonnes) 7.77
Ecological footprint (gHa) 3.31
Energy use per capita (kWh per annum) 25620
Share of deaths from Air pollution (%) 5
Solid waste per capita per day (kg) 2
UN Classification Developing
Median Age 28
Life Expectancy 65
Cars per 1000 people 174
Number of rail passengers per annum 269 million
Gasoline fuel consumption (litres per capita per day) 0.60

Ukraine

GDP per capita per annum ($) 12810
Unemployment rate (%) 15.4
Population below poverty line (%) 3.3
Inequality (HPI) 17 (49th out of 140 countries)
Happy planet index 26.4 (78th out of 140)
Electricity from renewables (%) 12
Carbon footprint per capita per annum (tonnes) 5.02
Ecological footprint (gHa) 2.84
Energy use per capita (kWh per annum) 26501
Share of deaths from Air pollution (%) 7.3
Solid waste per capita per day (kg) 0.79
UN Classification Economy in Transition
Median Age 41.2
Life Expectancy 73
Cars per 1000 people 219
Number of rail passengers per annum 339 million
Gasoline fuel consumption (litres per capita per day) 0.26

United Kingdom

GDP per capita per annum ($) 46659
Unemployment rate (%) 3.2
Population below poverty line (%) 18.6
Inequality (HPI) 9% (19th out of 140 countries)
Happy planet index 31.9 (34th out of 140 countries)
Electricity from renewables (%) 41 (6th in world)
Carbon footprint per capita per annum (tonnes) 5.99
Ecological footprint (gHa) 4.9
Energy use per capita (kWh per annum) 32250
Share of deaths from Air pollution (%) 4
Solid waste per capita per day (kg) 1.79
UN Classification Developed
Median Age 40.6
Life Expectancy 81
Cars per 1000 people 471
Number of rail passengers per annum 1763 million
Gasoline fuel consumption (litres per capita per day) 0.80

United States of America

GDP per capita per annum ($) 62530 (15th in world)
Unemployment rate (%) 3.89
Population below poverty line (%) 15.1
Inequality (HPI) 13 (34th out of 140 countries)
Happy planet index 20.7 (108th in world)
Electricity from renewables (%) 21
Carbon footprint per capita per annum (tonnes) 15.5
Ecological footprint (gHa) 8.22
Energy use per capita (kWh per annum) 79897
Share of deaths from Air Pollution (%) 3.8
Solid waste per capita per day (kg) 2.58
UN Classification Developed
Median Age 38.1
Life Expectancy 79
Cars per 1000 people 875
Number of rail passengers per annum 533
Gasoline fuel consumption (litres per capita per day) 4.39

World Averages

GDP per capita per annum ($) 11442 (2019 estimate)
Inequality (HPI) “Good” is less than 15%
Happy planet index “Good” is more than 44.6
Electricity from renewables (%) 25 (2020)
Carbon footprint per capita per annum (tonnes) 4.7
Ecological footprint (GHa) 2.75. Sustainable average would be 1.68 GHa.
Median Age 29.6 (in 2015)
Life Expectancy 72.4 (2019 estimate). “Good” is more than 75
Cars per 1000 people 220

N.B. “Good” in the table entries is how the New Economics Foundation classifies these statistics.

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