Laos Laos

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Laos, is a country located at South-Eastern Asia, it has an area of 236,800 Km2.

Laos, with a population of 7,425,057 people, it is one of the least populous country in the world and it has a moderate population density, 31 people per km2.

It's capital is Vientiane and its currency is Kip

Laos is holding the 134 position by nominal GDP. Its national debt in 2021 was 14,462 millions of euros (17,117 millions of dollars), ( 92.36% debt-to-GDP ratio) and its public debt per capita is €1,948 euros per inhabitant$2,305 dollars per inhabitant.

The last annual rate of CPI published in Laos was on January of 2024 and it was 24.4%.

In terms of the human development index (HDI) of Laos, which is the index used by the United Nations to measure the progress of a country, was 0.607 points in 2021, leaving it in 140th place in the table of 191 countries published.

If the reason to visit Laos are business, you must know it's in the 154th of the Doing Business ranking , which provides objective measures of business regulations for local firms.

In the tables at the bottom of the page, you can see more information about the economy and demography of Laos, if you want to see information about other countries click here

Vientiane: Monthly Temp.
Vientiane: Monthly Rainfall
Laos Economy
Annual GDP [+]2022€14,464M
Annual GDP [+]2022$15,469M
GDP per capita [+]2022€1,948
GDP per capita [+]2022$2,083
Debt (M.€.) [+]202114,462
Debt ($M) [+]202117,117
Debt (%GDP) [+]202192.36%
Debt Per Capita [+]2021€1,948
Debt Per Capita [+]2021$2,305
Deficit (M.€) [+]2021-202
Deficit ($M) [+]2021-239
Deficit (%GDP) [+]2021-1.29%
Expenditure (M.€) [+]20212,556.4
Expenditure ($M) [+]20213,025.5
Education Expenditure (M.€) [+]2020361.7
Education Expenditure ($M) [+]2020412.8
Education Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]201714.00%
Gov. Health Exp. (M.€) [+]2017134.2
Gov. Health Exp.($M) [+]2017151.5
Gov. Health Exp. (%Bud.) [+]20174.04%
Defence Expenditure (M.€) [+]201317.1
Defence Expenditure ($M) [+]201322.7
Defence Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]20130.78%
Expenditure (%GDP) [+]202116.33%
Expenditure Per Capita [+]2021€344
Expenditure Per Capita [+]2021$407
Education Expenditure P.C [+]2020€49
Education Expenditure P.C [+]2020$56
Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]2017€19
Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]2017$22
Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]2013€3
Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]2013$3
Fitch Rating [+]08/04/2022CCC-
Corruption Index [+]202231
Competitiveness Ranking [+]2019113º
Fragile States Index [+]201880.7
Innovation Ranking [+]2012138º
NMW [+]2022$85.5
NMW [+]2022€94.5
Human Capital Ranking [+]201784º
Euro / Kip [+]02/20/202422,544.5000
US Dollar exchange rate [+]02/20/202420,876.0000
Stock ExchangeYTD % [+]02/20/20248.35%
CPI (overall index) [+]January 202424.4%
Money Market
Key rates [+]02/13/20237.50%
Doing Business [+]2020154º
Passengers vehicles Year [+]December 20194,064
Annual Vehicles/ 1,000 p. [+]December 20191.44
Tax Revenue (%GDP) [+]20219.7%
Annual arrivals [+]20194,384,000
Exports [+]2021€6,442.8M
Exports [+]2021$7,619.9M
Exports % GDP [+]202140.47%
Imports [+]2021€5,521.8M
Imports [+]2021$6,530.6M
Imports % GDP [+]202134.69%
Trade balance [+]2021€921.0M
Trade balance [+]2021$1,089.3M
Trade balance % GDP [+]20215.79%
Global AgeWatch Ranking [+]201583º
Density [+]202131
Global Peace Ranking [+]202346º
Remittance received ($M) [+]2017124.3
% Immigrant [+]20200.67%
% Emigrant [+]202017.71%
Birth Rate [+]202121.97‰
Remittance sent ($M) [+]201768.1
Crude death rate [+]20216.61‰
Fertility Rate [+]20212.50
% risk of poverty [+]201818.3%
Population [+]20217,425,057
Immigrant stock [+]202048,731
Emigrant stock [+]20201,296,051
HDI [+]20210.607
Gender Gap Ranking [+]202354º
Life expectancy [+]202168.06
Suicides [+]2015837
Suicide rate [+]201512.33
Energy and Environment
CO2 Tons per capita [+]20212.83
Consumption GWh [+]20216,066
Generation GWh [+]202139,971
COVID-19 - Deaths [+]02/04/2024671
COVID-19 - Confirmed [+]02/04/2024218,917
Fully vaccinated [+]08/11/20225,222,417
COVID-19 - Deaths per million population [+]02/04/202490.37
Doses administered [+]08/11/202211,111,066