Top 10 Biggest Economies in Europe

Can you name the ten European countries with the largest GDPs?
2022 data. Purchasing power parity. More info here.
In U.S. dollars
If a country exists in more than one continent, we adjust the GDP accordingly
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Last updated: April 22, 2022
First submittedAugust 23, 2016
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GDP
Country
5.27 T
Germany
3.75 T
United Kingdom
3.68 T
France
3.36 T
Russia
2.97 T
Italy
GDP
Country
2.21 T
Spain
1.58 T
Poland
1.20 T
Netherlands
739 B
Switzerland
720 B
Belgium
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Level 59
Dec 1, 2016
Based on all the churches they own, expected Vatican City to be on list.
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Level 74
Dec 1, 2016
I believe, the churches technically belong to the Holy See, not to Vatican City.
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Level 52
Dec 1, 2016
They're the same thing!
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Level 61
Aug 10, 2020
Not quite. The Holy See is basically the central government of the Catholic Church while the Vatican City is a sovereign country. They have the same leader (the Pope) but they're distinct. For example, the Holy See continued to exist even when the Papal States were dissolved in 1870, and until the creation of the Vatican City State in 1929.
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Level 67
Aug 10, 2020
But the churches do count as part of the GDP.
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Level 58
Aug 18, 2020
They're not!
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Level 80
Jan 22, 2018
Churches around the world usually belong to each parish.
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Level 61
Dec 1, 2016
10/10 with 1:47 remaining.
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Level 57
Nov 16, 2020
go away
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Level 44
Mar 30, 2022
meanie
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Level 66
Jun 14, 2022
I'm not sure many people care.
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Level 60
Dec 1, 2016
Another rare 100% in first attempt!
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Level 58
Dec 1, 2016
100% with 2:37 left.
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Level 38
Aug 12, 2020
lmao sure
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Level 63
May 10, 2022
The amount of time on the quiz has likely been decreased since then
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Level 72
Dec 1, 2016
Really doesn't need this much time; I mean you can tell by the average.
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Level 26
Dec 1, 2016
Doesn't Monaco have a huge economy? I thought there were a ridiculous amount of casinos there. You would think that you bring in a lot of money, especially from tourists.
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Level 59
Dec 1, 2016
You're the first person to think that Monaco is a big country in any measure.
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Level 83
Dec 2, 2016
They have by far the largest GDP per capita in the world, according to the UN data.
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Level 37
Sep 9, 2019
Monaco doesn't have a huge economy; what it has is huge number of millionaires/billionaires.
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Level 61
Aug 10, 2020
It has a huge economy for its population. But since its population is extremely small, it has a tiny economy in absolute terms.
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Level 63
Aug 10, 2020
Monaco has the highest GDP per capita. Not total GDP.
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Level 66
Dec 2, 2016
I don't remember Poland having a larger economy than the Netherlands
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Level 57
Nov 16, 2020
Seems they inflated Poland's GDP for some reason
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Level 60
Jul 17, 2022
Having twice the population it's easy to have larger economy.
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Level 19
Dec 26, 2016
Surely do agree with you!
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Level 27
Feb 5, 2017
100% and 2:15 left! Gobsmacked!
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Level 59
Feb 12, 2017
I'm surprised that Germany is the richest in Europe by far. I thought it would be Russia.
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Level 82
Jun 15, 2017
I just typed the name of every country in Europe. You probably don't need 3 minutes for this one.
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Level 76
Aug 10, 2020
So you guessed the smallest countries in Europe first?
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Level 44
Jul 3, 2017
Prety straight forward, no surprises
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Level 67
Mar 22, 2020
Well for me a little one, kind of expected austria to be there aswell.
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Level 83
Aug 10, 2020
Austria is a wealthy country and has a robust economy (per capita). But it's population is only about 9 million. So its economy is not going to be nearly as large as much more highly populated countries like Germany, Italy and the UK.
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Level 49
Oct 24, 2017
1 55 left
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Level ∞
Jan 21, 2018
Note: Russian numbers have been adjusted to reflect that 23% of the population of Russia lives in Asia.
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Level 68
Jan 22, 2018
However, the asian part is richer: Based on 2008 data about 33% of the Russian economy has been generated in the asian part. With "West Siberian economic region" generating already 21%.
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Level 61
Jan 23, 2018
Damn, got them in the right order as well
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Level 81
Mar 11, 2018
Interesting to note how all 10 of these aren't equal to number 1 on the Asia list. The top 2 combined don't even equal number 2 on the Asia list. How the times have changed.
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Level 87
Apr 16, 2018
Well, these are total GDP, so the population disparity alone makes a huge difference. No single country in Europe has anywhere near the population of China and India, so it makes sense they don't compare that way. Per capita though, a very different story.
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Level 60
Nov 12, 2021
Is it that interesting?

The population of the above countries is 450 million, while China has a population of 1.4 billion.

These European countries have a combined GDP (PPP) of almost 22 trillion compared to China's 27 trillion.

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Level 73
Apr 4, 2018
Too US-centric. Calculating the GDP of European countries in US dollars? Tsss. (Gotta find new ways to bring up the US-centric comment! :)
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Level 53
Apr 4, 2018
I 100 percent second this comment.
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Level 32
Apr 22, 2018
You're right: it should be Euros.
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Level 61
Aug 10, 2020
Not really. US dollars seem to be the international standard for measuring GDPs, even in countries that don't use this currency. And Euros aren't even used in all European countries.
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Level 80
Apr 16, 2018
I swear there's more comments making fun of people complaining that quizzes are too US centric than there are comments complaining that quizzes are too US centric.
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Level 76
Apr 16, 2018
Only an American would say that.
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Level 80
Apr 16, 2018
Stop being so America centric
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Level 69
Apr 16, 2018
"The average score is 10"...
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Level 36
Apr 16, 2018
This is False Russia does not have a higher GDP than the UK
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Level 83
Apr 17, 2018
With Russia post the collapse of the ruble being among the cheapest countries in Europe now, and the UK being among the most expensive, this might be an effect of using PPP, but I don't know.
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Level 61
Aug 10, 2020
It is, indeed. If we use nominal GDP, Russia is only 5th in Europe, with a smaller economy than Italy.
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Level 30
Apr 17, 2018
According to what source?
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Level 76
Aug 10, 2020
Russia has a smaller nominal GDP than the UK, but when adjusted for purchasing power parity (PPP) – a way of measuring what an amount of money will buy in different countries – Russia is larger.
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Level 63
Apr 18, 2018
All in 0.034 seconds #willywaving
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Level 35
Apr 22, 2018
Sorry everyone, there's a mistake, Switzerland has a GDP of 659 bil $. Much higher than Belgium and Sweden !
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Level 65
Jan 18, 2019
Got them all with 0:19 left at 3:16:19 pm on January 18, 2019.
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Level 69
Jan 27, 2019
The data of this quiz is out of date. Switzerland is now the 8th largest one and many more has changed.
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Level ∞
Apr 15, 2020
My guess is that you are not looking at PPP numbers. Switzerland's nominal GDP is inflated by its strong currency. For example, that $8 Guiness in Switzerland isn't really worth more than a $4 Guiness in France. PPP takes this into account.
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Level 73
Aug 10, 2020
Which the Swiss can then use to purchase goods and services abroad, or convert to other currencies at those strong rates to do the same. PPP tries to correct for costs, but it does so in ways that massively underestimate real disparities in wealth between countries. So much so, that the increasingly widespread adoption of the measurement by World Bank-types seems like an intentional effort to pretend the world is much more equal than it is. If citizens of Pakistan and Switzerland want to buy a Hyundai, travel to Turkey, or go to university in Australia, PPP is hardly going to matter at all.
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Level 83
Oct 5, 2021
Not to mention that extra $4 for the Swiss Guinness doesn't merely vanish into thin air. I'm sure, for instance, that Swiss bar tenders end up better compensated than French ones, and are better able to travel and buy Hyundais as a result. A big part of the cost of the products that you buy is going to pay for the labor of those creating and delivering those products. Table service in a 1st world country with extremely high HDI and standards of living is going to be more expensive than a product packaged by slave laborers in Bangladesh living in abject poverty. The Swiss bar is likely cleaner and better maintained as well, paid for through higher taxes.

The Swiss bar owner is probably making better profits, too, inflating prices in his bar because he knows that his affluent customers will be able to afford it. Profit margins for stores and restaurants in 3rd world countries can sometimes be extremely slim as products are priced for the market they are sold in.

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Level 59
Dec 18, 2019
As yeah Poland rocks
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Level ∞
Apr 15, 2020
Of all the countries on this list, only Poland has seen substantial growth in the last few years.
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Level 31
Apr 4, 2020
Would have thought Ukraine would’ve been on here
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Level 32
Jun 16, 2020
10/10. I am only 11
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Level 56
Jun 16, 2020
I think 2 minutes is by far enough to just guess almost every possible country.
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Level 26
Aug 10, 2020
There is 2nd economy in Europe in Russia but Russians are poor
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Level 52
Aug 10, 2020
That's because of a thing called "corruption" and "Authoritarian rule."
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Level 49
Aug 12, 2020
the Fact that Belgium has a better economy than Portugal
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Level 78
May 12, 2021
It also has a bigger population, so that's hardly surprising.
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Level 55
Sep 10, 2020
If Russia counts sho

uld turkey count

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Level 57
Oct 10, 2020
Most of Russia (population-wise) is in Europe, while most of Turkey population or land-wise is in Asia.
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Level 51
Feb 6, 2021
Got Sweden with 14 seconds left. I guess I thought that none of the Nordic nations would have a big enough gdp.
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Level 50
Apr 9, 2022
Not nice 70th comment
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Level 54
Apr 19, 2022
poland has around 700 bln. how is it 1300 here?
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Level 71
Apr 22, 2022
I'm pretty sure those answers aren't sorted in the right order.
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Level 72
Apr 24, 2022
I don't think Russia will be as big as Italy on the next list.
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Level 43
May 15, 2022
I don't understand the data, France GDP is 2.6T for example
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Level 58
Jun 14, 2022
Nominal yes, but PPP accounts for the cost of living. Which increases the value for most countries when taking the USA as a reference
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Level 49
May 16, 2022
No Sweden in this list?and Poland in???
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Level 58
Jun 14, 2022
Poland is 3.5x more populous than Sweden.
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Level 37
Jun 14, 2022
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