Countries with the most debt, surprising results.

What countries carry the most debt? Reality may surprise you.

1. Ireland: 1,239%

External debt (as % of GDP): 1,239%

Gross external debt: $2.26 trillion
2011 GDP (est.): $182.1 billion

External debt per capita: $478,087

 

2. United Kingdom: 451.4%

External debt (as % of GDP): 451.4%

Gross external debt: $10.157 trillion
2011 GDP (est.): $2.250 trillion

External debt per capita: $161,110

 

3. Switzerland: 391.3%

External debt (as % of GDP): 391.3%

Gross external debt: $1.332 trillion
2011 GDP (est.): $340.5 billion

External debt per capita: $174,022

 

4. Netherlands: 367%

External debt (as % of GDP): 367%

Gross external debt: $2.590 trillion
2011 GDP (est.): $705.7 billion

External debt per capita: $154,820

 

5. Belgium: 353.7%

External debt (as % of GDP): 353.7%

Gross external debt: $1.457 trillion
2011 GDP (est.): $412 billion

External debt per capita: $139,613

 

6. Denmark: 283.2%

External debt (as % of GDP): 283.2%

Gross external debt: $591.4 billion
2011 GDP (est.): $208.8 billion

External debt per capita: $106,680

 

7. Hong Kong: 265.7%

External debt (as % of GDP): 265.7%

Gross external debt: $939.83 billion
2011 GDP (est.): $353.7 billion

External debt per capita: $131,380

 

8. Sweden: 262.3%

External debt (as % of GDP): 262.3%

Gross external debt: $995.2 trillion
2011 GDP (est.): $379.4 billion

External debt per capita: $109,318

 

9. France: 254.4%

External debt (as % of GDP): 254.4%

Gross external debt: $5.632 trillion
2011 GDP (est.): $2.21 trillion

External debt per capita: $85,824

 

10. Norway: 246.9%

External debt (as % of GDP): 246.9%

Gross external debt: $653.29 billion
2011 GDP (est.): $264.5 billion

External debt per capita: $138,783

 

11. Finland: 244.8%

External debt (as % of GDP): 244.8%

Gross external debt: $478.84 billion
2011 GDP (est.): $195.6 billion

External debt per capita: $90,984

 

12. Austria: 241.3%

External debt (as % of GDP): 241.3%

Gross external debt: $847.95 billion
2011 GDP (est.): $351.4 billion

External debt per capita: $103,160

 

13. Portugal: 207.3%

External debt (as % of GDP): 207.3%

Gross external debt: $511.94 billion
2011 GDP (est.): $246.9 billion

External debt per capita: $47,483

 

14. Germany: 183.9%

External debt (as % of GDP): 183.9%

Gross external debt: $5.674 trillion
2011 GDP (est.): $3.085 trillion

External debt per capita: $69,788

 

15. Greece: 178.9%

External debt (as % of GDP): 178.9%

Gross external debt: $546.92 billion
2011 GDP (est.): $305.6 billion

External debt per capita: $50,792

 

16. Spain: 169.5%

External debt (as % of GDP): 169.5%

Gross external debt: $2.392 trillion
2011 GDP (est.): $1.411 trillion

External debt per capita: $50,868

 

17. Australia: 139.9%

External debt (as % of GDP): 139.9%

Gross external debt: $1.283 trillion
2011 GDP (est.): $917.7 billion

External debt per capita: $58,322

 

18. Italy: 136.6%

External debt (as % of GDP): 136.6%

Gross external debt: $2.494 trillion
2011 GDP (est.): $1.826 trillion

External debt per capita: $40,724

 

19. Hungary: 110.3%

External debt (as % of GDP): 110.3%

Gross external debt: $216.16 billion
2011 GDP (est.): $195.9 billion

External debt per capita: $21,706

 

20. United States: 99.46%

External debt (as % of GDP): 99.46%

Gross external debt: $14.959 trillion
2011 GDP (est.): $15.040 trillion

External debt per capita: $47,664

 

The debt problem in America is not going away anytime soon, but in comparison to other countries, we’re in far better shape. The challenge seems to be the overall “Global Debt” that could potentially unravel the financial markets once again.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Countries with the most debt, surprising results.

  1. Are these numbers from the uncyclopedia? It seems that the US debt number stated is the debt of the sovereign, but all other numbers seem to include debt of sovereign and ALL households in the country.That is mortgages, creditcard debt etc. If you want to meddle even more with the numbers, why dont you add the debt on the banks balance sheets to the countrys debt. That would make US go from “pretty good shape” to absolutely fantastic.

    • I do my best to find accurate numbers. I understand your concern and agree that ANY & ALL numbers provided by our US Government are flawed. It makes it hard for advocates like us to share accurate data when the real data is hidden. From Unemployment numbers, to the payroll numbers, they are all skewed based on some less than factual metric in order to make people believe that the economy is doing better than it really is, or our debt is less than what it really is. The only TRUTH is that we are all free to pursue our goals and choose to read or ignore the things bombarding us each day. The majority of news is just a distraction from what really matters in life. My goal is to help people avoid debt so they can have more opportunity. Debt is slavery, and the media teaches us all to keep buying things and thus remain in slavery.

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