Moneytransfers.com compared the average IQ of various European countries with the average wealth of their citizens and analyzed the results. The average IQ score in Poland is three points higher than that of France, but Poland’s GDP per capita is $24,802 lower.
Many countries have shown a strong correlation between average IQ and GDP per capita, but external factors seem to be more important here. The analysis shows that a higher IQ does not necessarily mean that we will earn more money, but the country in which we were born may have a greater impact on it.
of data Moneytransfers.com It shows that in European countries there was a certain correlation between average IQ test scores and GDP per capita. Countries such as Serbia, Croatia, and Ukraine have lower average IQ test scores and per capita GDP.
However, this was not always the case. Countries with some of the highest per capita GDPs, such as Ireland, Switzerland, and Norway, had average IQ scores. All of these countries have relatively small populations and the main factors affecting their GDP are Norway’s vast natural resources and Ireland’s low corporate tax rates.
So an IQ score is not the best predictor of GDP. France, for example, has a slightly below average IQ, with a score of 99, while Poland has an above average IQ score of 102. However, the French GDP is the seventh largest in the world at $2.6 trillion, with a per capita GDP of $40, $496.40. Poland’s GDP is $595.9 billion, and its per capita GDP is $15,694.70.
The UK has an average IQ of 102, ranks among the top ten countries surveyed and the sixth largest economy in the world, with a GDP of $2.6 trillion. It comes in at $42,328.90, making it only 16th in the rankings.
Germany has an average IQ of 101, but its GDP is $3.7 trillion – the fourth largest in the world – and its GDP per capita is $46,467.50. Thus, while Germany was not in the top ten in terms of IQ test scores, it was ranked 14th in the list of GDP per capita.
Spaniards are just as brilliant as the British, with an average IQ of 102. The Spanish economy remains the 14th largest in the world, with a GDP of $1.3 trillion. However, persistently high unemployment and structural problems keep GDP per capita at just $29.564.70.