In looking for the average income for Saudi Arabia (currently in the news), I came across this Wikipedia page which lists Personal Purchasing Power
for more than 180 different countries.
As I read PPP, it equalizes the value of the coinage, exchange rates, GDP of the country and several other statistics to produce what might be interpreted as a relative standard of living... not personal income, for an individual in that country. The numbers come from he the IMF, the World Bank, and the CIA. Not all the same results, but surprisingly close.
Posting here to share the results, which are beyond my expectations, and in some case just amazing. Definitely a "who knew
Am sure some of our world travelers will either already know, or who may take issue with the numbers. In any case, some kind of a baseline, that might help in understanding international relationships.
Just two "for instances" China 1/5 of the US, and Russia less than 1/2 the US. Also Check out Yemen, and Afghanistan currently in the news.
List of countries by GDP (PPP) per capita - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia