when you start trying to assume that all goods in all markets regardless of quality should cost the same thing, and then adjust economy sizes based on this assumption, then all of a sudden Bangladesh has a huge economy.
For sure there's plenty of work to be done, plus climate change is a looming threat, but for the most part things are looking pretty good for Bangladesh.
Djilas is right. Most of the time these discrepancies have to do with which method is used to calculate GDP. I prefer Purchasing Power Parity (PPP). Others disagree.
It seems so common to me, I'm always mildly surprised it's not accepted on here. And while I can type, I'm sure all of the hunt-and-peck JetPunk'ers would welcome the abbreviation.