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How big is 1.5 billion USD ?

  • Equivalent to 1.5 billion USD
  • More or less ...

  • Smaller than: Govt spending in Virgin Islands (2016) (1.518 billion USD p/a) ...
  • Bigger than: Total taxation in Virgin Islands (2016) (1.496 billion USD p/a) ...
  • Close to/Same as: Cost of building the `Burj Khalifa` skyscraper in Dubai (2010) ($1.5billion) ...
  • And equivalent to ...

  • 1 /5,000 of the value of all the gold ever mined ($7.5trillion) ...
  • 1 /1,880 of the UK GDP (2.827 trillion USD p/a) ...
  • 1 /39 of the Luxembourg GDP (58.9 billion USD p/a) ...
  • 1 /75 of the wealth of the wealthiest person ($112billion) ...
  • 1.52 times the largest-ever lottery win ($984million) ...
  • 3.26 times the highest price paid for a painting ($460million) ...
  • 4.75 times the cost of making Avengers: Infinity War movie ($316million) ...
  • 5,710 times the cost of a Lamborghini Huracan Spyder Convertible AWD car ($262,500) ...
  • 13,390 times the cost of a Porsche Carrera 4S ($112,000) ...
  • 273,100 times the cost of a Red Sox season ticket ($5,490) ...
  • And, neatly, although approximately ...

  • is 1/500 of GDP in South Africa (2015) (753 billion USD p/a)...
  • is 1/400 of GDP in Algeria (2015) (602 billion USD p/a)...
  • is 1/400 of GDP in Bangladesh (2015) (600 billion USD p/a)...
  • is 1/250 of Cost to USA of the Korean war (revalued to 2019) ($375billion)...
  • is 1/250 of GDP in Norway (2015) (370 billion USD p/a)...
  • is 1/250 of Turnover of PetroChina (2015) ($368billion)...
  • is 1/200 of GDP in Portugal (2015) (301 billion USD p/a)...
  • is 1/200 of GDP in Greece (2015) (296 billion USD p/a)...
  • is 1/200 of GDP in Israel (2015) (295.3 billion USD p/a)...
  • is 1/100 of Turnover of General Electric (2015) ($148.6billion)...
  • is 1/100 of GDP in Kenya (2015) (147.4 billion USD p/a)...
  • is 1/50 of Turnover of Sony (2015) ($75.3billion)...
  • is 1/50 of GDP in Uruguay (2015) (74.9 billion USD p/a)...
  • is 1/40 of GDP in Luxembourg (2015) (58.9 billion USD p/a)...
  • is 1/25 of GDP in Mongolia (2015) (37.4 billion USD p/a)...
  • is 1/25 of GDP in Mali (2015) (37 billion USD p/a)...
  • is 1/25 of GDP in Georgia (2015) (36.9 billion USD p/a)...
  • is 1/20 of GDP in Macedonia (2015) (30.15 billion USD p/a)...
  • is 1/20 of GDP in Cyprus (2015) (29.58 billion USD p/a)...
  • is 1/5 of GDP in Timor-Leste (2015) (7.39 billion USD p/a)...
  • is 1/4 of GDP in Bermuda (2014) (6.1 billion USD p/a)...
  • is 1/4 of GDP in Liberia (2015) (6.06 billion USD p/a)...
  • is 1/4 of GDP in Guyana (2015) (5.97 billion USD p/a)...
  • is 2/5 of Cost of building the `One World Trade Center` in New York City (2013) ($3.8billion)...
  • is about as big as GDP in Grenada (2015) (1.5 billion USD p/a)...
  • is about as big as Cost of building the `Burj Khalifa` skyscraper in Dubai (2010) ($1.5billion)...
  • is about as big as GDP in Saint Kitts and Nevis (2015) (1.476 billion USD p/a)...
  • is 4 x Cost of most expensive movie ever made ($378million)...
  • is 25 x GDP in Wallis and Futuna (2004) (60 million USD p/a)...
  • is 250 x Price at 2001 auction of Shakespeare's First Folio ($6.1million)...
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