Bangladeshis ‘earn more’ on average than Indians and Pakistanis

  • December 16, 2023

Bangladeshis earn more on average than people in India & Pakistan. 20 years ago, people of both countries would earn much more than people of Bangladesh. After independence, Bangladesh was named a ‘basket case’. But by just 50 years of independence, Bangladesh crossed 2 of the largest powers in South Asia in GDP per capita.

According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Bangladesh has been ahead of India for 4 years in a row in terms of per capita GDP. The country has had a higher per capita GDP than Pakistan for 8 years in a row. Bangladesh’s per capita GDP is USD 2,621 while India has USD 2,612 and Pakistan has USD 1,471. Not just economic indicators, Bangladesh is also doing great in social aspects. Average life expectancy of Bangladeshis is 72.4 years. Life expectancy is 72 years in India and around 69 years in Pakistan.

Bangladesh is also advancing in basic education. Literacy rate in both Bangladesh and India are 77 percent while 59 percent in Pakistan.

Bangladesh is also doing great in maternal mortality, child mortality and birth rate.

Source: Prothom Alo