The value of the megalopolises v countries

6 December 2019

What's in a name? The regions and cities that make up the top 20 megalopolises, and their GDP compared with the top countries for GDP.

Megalopolis

GDP 2018 ($BN)

 

Bos-Wash

$4,487

(Boston-Washington) New York, Washington, Boston, Philadelphia

Great Lakes

$3,337

Chicago, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Minneapolis

Am-Mun-Par

$3,076

(Amsterdam, Munich-Paris) Amsterdam, Munich, Paris, Brussels, Frankfurt

Tokyo-Osaka

$2,884

Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya

South Cali

$1,777

(South California) Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Diego, Anaheim

Piedmont Atlantic

$1,485

PAM (Piedmont Atlantic) Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte

Pearl River Delta

$1,462

(Pearl River Delta) Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou

Yangtze River Delta

$1,315

YRD (Yangtze River Delta) Shanghai, Suzhou, Wuxi

Lon-Car-Lee

$1,257

(London-Cardiff-Leeds) London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Cardiff

North Cali

$1,239

(North California) San Francisco, San Jose

Seoul-Busan

$1,236

Seoul, Busan, Daegu, Daejeon

Florida

$946

Miami, Orlando, Tampa

Texas Corridor

$913

Austin, Dallas, San Antonio

Gulf Coast

$857

Houston, New Orleans, Baton Rouge

Jing-Jin-Ji

$817

Beijing, Tianjin

Cascadia

$773

Portland, Seattle, Vancouver

Sao-Rio

$731

(São Paulo- Rio de Janeiro) São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro

Kuala-Singapore

$538

(Kuala Lumpur-Singapore) Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Johor Bahru

Tainan-Taipei

$496

Taipei, Tainan, Taichung

Tu-Mil-Ven

$495

Turin, Milan, Venice

 

Country

GDP 2018 ($BN)

USA

$20,494

China

$13,608

Japan

$4,970

Germany

$3,997

UK

$2,825

India

$2,779

France

$2,773

Italy

$2,074

Brazil

$1,869

Canada

$1,713

Russia

$1,657

South Korea

$1,618

Spain

$1,426

Australia

$1,419


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