This map shows number of refugees per 1 USD GDP (PPP) per capita by country.
Contrary to the widespread perception that industrialized countries are hosting the bulk of the world's refugees, the available statistical evidence demonstrates that most refugees remain in their region of origin and flee to neighbouring countries.
It is generally understood that countries with strong economies are more likely to be capable of absorbing refugees. By comparing the refugee population with the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) (PPP) per capita of a country, a measure can be obtained of the relative impact of hosting refugees. If the number of refugees per 1 USD GDP (PPP) per capita is high, the relative contribution and effort made by countries compared to the national economy can be considered as high. Among the 25 countries with the highest number of refugees per 1 USD GDP per capita, all are developing countries, including 15 Least Developed Countries.
Pakistan was hosting the highest number of refugees compared to its national economy. As such, it hosted 733 refugees per 1 USD GDP (PPP) per capita. The Democratic Republic of the Congo was second with 496 refugees per 1 USD GDP (PPP) per capita, followed by the United Republic of Tanzania (262), the Syrian Arab Republic (257), and Chad (230). The first developed country is Germany at 26th place with 16 refugees per 1 USD GDP (PPP) per capita.
What is Gross Domestic Product (GDP)?
The gross domestic product (GDP) is a basic measure of a country's overall economic output.