The greater New York metro, far and away America’s largest and richest, is projected to produce $1.4 trillion dollars in GMP in 2014. This makes it about the same size as Australia, equivalent the world’s 12th largest economy.
L.A., projected to account for almost $830 billion in GMP, has a larger economy than that of the Netherlands, and would therefore number among the world’s top 20 economies.
Chicago, with more than $610 billion in GMP, is about the same size as Switzerland and significantly bigger than Sweden.
Houston, approaching $490 billion in economic output, is comparable to Poland or Taiwan.
Greater Washington, D.C., with nearly $480 billion in GMP, and Dallas, with $460 billion, are larger than Austria and about on par with Argentina.
Philadelphia and San Francisco, with about $400 billion in GMP each, are comparable to Thailand.
Greater Boston, with $360 billion, is larger in economic size than Denmark, and produces slightly less than Colombia.
Atlanta, with $320 billion in economic output, and Miami, with almost $300 billion, are comparable to Singapore and Malaysia.
Seattle, with $280 billion in GMP, is comparable to Hong Kong or Chile.
Detroit, with $220 billion in output, is projected to produce more than Ireland.