This is a post, part of a series, to commemorate the Papal visit to the Philippines on January 15-19 2015.
Which among the predominantly Catholic countries have the largest economies?
Nationmaster defines a Catholic country as one with at least 60% Catholic population.
How does your country stack up?
As a Filipino, I would like to know how the Philippines stacks up.
France had the highest GDP among the predominantly Catholic countries.
In this Top 20 list, Ireland had the highest GDP per capita income
In this Top 20 list, the Philippines had the lowest GDP per capita income. In fact among all the predominantly Catholic countries/ territories (NationMaster lists 42), the Philippines has the 6th worst GDP per capita, outranking only (from highest to lowest GDP per capita) East Timor, Cote d’ Ivoire, Haiti, Eritrea, Burundi.
For more data on Catholic countries. See http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/groups/Catholic-countries