Maps & Money

So the sheer size (and buying power) of my home nation is almost impossible for other people to get their heads around. And I can’t really blame them.

But behold: a map of the US – each state is labelled with a nation that has a comparable GDP.

Now, do take it with a grain of salt. The map is totally outdated (I mean, I am not economist but I am pretty sure Connecticut could buy Greece with solely its education budget by now).

But regardless, this is mind-bendingly awesome.

It is also inspired by, and blatantly stolen from the Guardian’s cool and crazy map feature. Here is what they have to say about it:

This snapshot was taken just before the world economy took a turn for the worse in 2008, but since a falling tide lowers all boats, its main lesson still applies: the US economy is massive. So massive that the GDP of each of its 50 states compares is the same size of an entire other nation. California equals France. Indiana is Australia. And the economy of tiny Delaware amounts to that of Romania. Source: The Big Picture, first published on Strange Maps #

One Response to “Maps & Money”
  1. Rupert Neil Bumfrey (@rupertbu) says:

    The whole series was so illuminating


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