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Worldwide LGBTQIA+ Dollar Index

The global dollar spent by individuals from across the LGBTQIA+ community
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The LGBTQIA+ Worldwide Dollar in 2020 was 1.26 trillion, a decrease of 3.5% from the previous year

Discover all gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and all groups with non-traditional gender and sexual identities, collectively known as the LGBTQIA+ community, and how they contribute financially to economies worldwide. All ages and groups across the community contribute in some way, from full-time employment to retirement incomes, discovering the significant purchase power amongst the global community.

The LGBTQIA+ Worldwide Dollar Index is based on U.S. dollars and is calculated using the published household consumption expenditure and population estimates used within the Worldwide LGBTQIA+ Population index

Worldwide LGBTQIA+ Equality Index

31.3%

countries score high or very high

Worldwide LGBTQIA+ Dollar

$1.26 trillion

added to the world economy

Worldwide LGBTQIA+ Population

206.8 million

countries score high or very high

Worldwide Same-Sex Unions or Marriages

29.2%

68 countries recognise same-sex unions or marriages

Worldwide Legal Gender Recognition

41.6%

97 countries legally recognise gender identities

Worldwide Gay Conversion Therapy

6.4%

or 15 countries have laws banning Gay Conversion Therapy

Discover the DOLLAR AMOUNT THE LGBTQIA+ COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTE to any given country…
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  2020 SUMMARY

Gayther LGBTQIA+ Dollar - 2022 Statistics
KEY FACTS
  • Countries with a high or very high equality status account for 60.2% or 760 million of the LGBTQIA+ Dollar
  • The global pandemic has had the biggest impact on the Americas, falling by 6.7% and Europe, falling by 6% against the previous year
  • Countries with a low or very low equality status account for just 5.8% or 72.9 million dollars
  • Countries with the death penalty in place account for 2.6% of the LGBTQIA+ Dollar at 32.2 million dollars. Countries that have a death penalty and those that allow vigilantes to torture and execute LGBTQIA+ individuals account for 3.1% of 38.8 million dollars

LGBTQIA+ DOLLAR OVERVIEW

  • The Americas holds the most significant proportion of the LGBTQIA+ Dollar at 474.3 million dollars or 37.5%, followed by Asia at 426.4 million dollars or 33.8% and Europe at 294.1 million or 23.3%
  • The global pandemic has had the biggest impact on the Americas, falling by 6.7% and Europe, falling by 6% against the previous year
  • Oceania has the lowest proportion of the LGBTQIA+ Dollar at 23.8 million dollars or 1.9%, followed by Africa at 44.4 million dollars or 3.5%
  • Oceania holds the lowest proportion; however, it also has the highest per capita with 20.7 thousand, followed by the Americas at 17.5 thousand
  • Countries with a high or very high equality status account for 60.2% or 760 million of the LGBTQIA+ Dollar
  • Countries with a low or very low equality status account for just 5.8% or 72.9 million dollars
  • The countries with a low or very low equality status saw a fall of 12.8%, whereas countries with a high or very high equality status saw an increase of 2% against the previous year
  • Countries with the death penalty in place account for 2.6% of the LGBTQIA+ Dollar at 32.2 million dollars. Countries that have a death penalty and those that allow vigilantes to torture and execute LGBTQIA+ individuals account for 3.1% of 38.8 million dollars
  • Countries that still classify same-sex relationships as illegal account for 6.9% of the total LGBTQIA+ dollars at 87.7 million
  • Countries that still classify same-sex relationships as illegal but do not enforce sentences account for 1.3% or 16.5 million dollars

Want to learn more about how the LGBTQIA+ Dollar Index was calculated? Our how guide provides explanations, scoring and all calculations

  INTERACTIVE MAP
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EXCEPTIONAL AND DIVERSE LGBTQIA+ COMMUNITY

Learn more about the exceptional and diverse global LGBTQIA+ community. Discover interesting facts, join in the fun with interactive games, learn more about the exceptional pioneers and advocates and take pride in all of the sexualities, gender identities and special groups. Discover all things LGBTQIA+ with Gayther today
  ABOUT LGBTQIA+ DOLLAR
Gayther Community - About GDP
As the saying goes, money makes the world go around, so like with all ethnic groups, nationalities and communities, LGBTQIA+ individuals contribute to their local country and the global economy. The concept and size of the LGBTQIA+ spend have been around for many years and are often referred to as the Pink Pound or Gay Dollar. The global Pink Pound is significant and combined, in 2019, would be ranked 14 out of 190 counties, ahead of countries such as Mexico ($1.15 trillion) and Indonesia ($1.01 trillion).

Whether in work, retirement, or further education, LGBTQIA+ individuals of all ages contribute financially. From Paying their rent, buying food and clothing, to an annual vacation, all these transactions support a country and the world economy. The more money an individual or group has, the higher the purchase or spending power. The greater the spending power, the more influence that person or group has, especially how they are treated.

Even though there are many professionals in the LGBTQIA+ community, there are disturbing statistics concerning their treatment. It is estimated that over 40% of all homeless young adults and minors identify as LGBTQIA+, either thrown out of their homes or run away because of how they identify. With many youths homeless, some struggle to receive a basic education, affecting the rest of their lives. In some countries, transgender individuals struggle to find work due to society’s lack of acceptance of their identity, forcing some into sex work or low paid employment.

The LGBTQIA+ dollar index is based on U.S Dollars ($). It is compiled using the global population of the community and the Household Consumption Expenditure (HCE) element of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for each country worldwide. The HCE is then applied to the population estimates within the LGTBQ+ Population Index to estimate the average spending per person by country, region, and continent. To understand how the LGBTQIA+ dollar index was created, click here to view the how it was calculated page

DISCOVER HOW WELL THE COMMUNITY ARE TREATED..

From marriages and unions to the decriminalisation of same-sex relationships, discover how well each country treats members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Updated each year, you can learn of the positive and negative developments for every country worldwide. Learn more about LGBTQIA+ Worldwide equality today
  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Gayther LGBTQIA+ Dollar - Not taken seriously

Why is the LGBTQIA+ community not taken more seriously?

The global LGBTQIA+ community is sizeable and has serious spending power; however, many were forced to hide and suppress their authentic selves through the centuries of persecution and stigmatism. Over the past 40 years, many countries worldwide have given community members equal rights and status; however, many within the community still live in hostile environments. Countries improving the legal status and protection for the community enable many to be more visible and vocal within their country and societies. However, there is still resistance and lack of acceptance among certain groups. The community’s focus is often on equal treatment and getting the same rights and benefits as heterosexual people living within that country. However, LGBTQIA+ individuals contribute to their societies, pay taxes, run businesses, and are active members of their communities and societies. Ultimately, LGBTQIA+ people should be taken more seriously

Gayther LGBTQIA+ Dollar - Less Spending

Why do some countries have more people but less spending power?

Spending power relates to how much individuals earn (average national income) and how much they will typically spend on food, housing, education and healthcare. The higher the national income and the lower the expenses, the more individuals have disposable income or income to save or spend on non-essential purchases. Wealthier nations will typically have a higher average income. Individuals living in those countries will have more disposable income or access to credit facilities to buy more. So, spending power is linked to a nation’s wealth and how much money individuals can spend on everyday expenses, savings, and non-essential items

Gayther LGBTQIA+ Dollar - Exact Amount

Is the LGBTQIA+ Dollar an exact amount?

NO – the LGBTQIA+ dollar is calculated using population estimates against the national income and expenses. With no official worldwide LGBTQIA+ population census, nearly all calculations are from research or small sample sizes within a given country or region. The national income and expenses are reported by countries each year, so they are actual rather than estimations; however, the proportion or amount explicitly assigned to the LGBTQIA+ community is based on the estimated population size

LGBTQIA+ COUNTRY & REGION GUIDES

With countries around the world treating members of the LGBTQIA+ community differently, planning an overseas trip can be challenging. With over 233 country and 435 regional guides, Gayther guides provide you with all the information you need when planning your trip. From LGBTQIA equality to essential travel information, discover Gayther guides today
  BY COUNTRY


Learn more about the worldwide LGBTQIA+ dollar or spend by country name (in alphabetical order). If you want to learn more about any given country, please click on the flag, or the country name, which will open the required content in a new window



A  

Afghanistan Flag

AFGHANISTAN |
c.465.3 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Albania Flag

ALBANIA |
c.325.1 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Algeria Flag

ALGERIA |
c.1.8 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

American Samoa Flag

AMERICAN SAMOA |
c.11.6 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Andorra Flag

ANDORRA |
c.42.3 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Angola Flag

ANGOLA |
c.1 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Anguilla Flag

ANGUILLA |
c.5.6 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Antigua and Barbuda Flag

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA |
c.16.4 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Argentina Flag

ARGENTINA |
c.6.4 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Armenia Flag

ARMENIA |
c.251.5 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Australia Flag

AUSTRALIA |
c.19.7 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Austria Flag

AUSTRIA |
c.5.7 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Azerbaijan Flag

AZERBAIJAN |
c.681 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)



B  

Bahamas, The Flag

BAHAMAS, THE |
c.169.5 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Bahrain Flag

BAHRAIN |
c.385.2 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Bangladesh Flag

BANGLADESH |
c.6 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Barbados Flag

BARBADOS |
c.90.2 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Belarus Flag

BELARUS |
c.818.5 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Belgium Flag

BELGIUM |
c.6.8 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Belize Flag

BELIZE |
c.31.3 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Benin Flag

BENIN |
c.271 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Bermuda Flag

BERMUDA |
c.96.1 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Bhutan Flag

BHUTAN |
c.34.8 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Bolivia Flag

BOLIVIA |
c.682.9 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Bosnia and Herzegovina Flag

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA |
c.393.8 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Botswana Flag

BOTSWANA |
c.217.2 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Brazil Flag

BRAZIL |
c.23.9 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

British Virgin Islands Flag

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS |
c.13.7 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Brunei Darussalam Flag

BRUNEI DARUSSALAM |
c.75.3 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Bulgaria Flag

BULGARIA |
c.1.1 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Burkina Faso Flag

BURKINA FASO |
c.299.5 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Burundi Flag

BURUNDI |
c.79.1 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)



C  

Cambodia Flag

CAMBODIA |
c.474.6 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Cameroon Flag

CAMEROON |
c.691.3 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Canada Flag

CANADA |
c.24.9 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Cape Verde (Cabo Verde) Flag

CAPE VERDE (CABO VERDE) |
c.28.6 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Caribbean Netherlands Flag

CARIBBEAN NETHERLANDS |
c.9.6 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Cayman Islands Flag

CAYMAN ISLANDS |
c.87.1 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Central African Republic Flag

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC |
c.53 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Chad Flag

CHAD |
c.225.1 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Channel Islands Flag

CHANNEL ISLANDS |
c.162.1 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Chile Flag

CHILE |
c.3.9 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

China Flag

CHINA |
c.149.3 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Colombia Flag

COLOMBIA |
c.5 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Comoros Flag

COMOROS |
c.32.5 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Congo, D.Rep Flag

CONGO, D.REP |
c.926.3 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Congo, Rep Flag

CONGO, REP |
c.112 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Cook Islands Flag

COOK ISLANDS |
c.2.5 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Costa Rica Flag

COSTA RICA |
c.1,048.9 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Croatia Flag

CROATIA |
c.889.3 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Cuba Flag

CUBA |
c.1.4 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Cyprus Flag

CYPRUS |
c.413.8 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Czech Republic (Czechia) Flag

CZECH REPUBLIC (CZECHIA) |
c.3.0 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)



D E F  

Denmark Flag

DENMARK |
c.4.3 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Djibouti Flag

DJIBOUTI |
c.55.3 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Dominica Flag

DOMINICA |
c.11.1 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Dominican Republic Flag

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC |
c.1.5 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

East Timor (Timor-Leste) Flag

EAST TIMOR (TIMOR-LESTE) |
c.28.6 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Ecuador Flag

ECUADOR |
c.1.6 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Egypt Flag

EGYPT |
c.8.4 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

El Salvador Flag

EL SALVADOR |
c.527.2 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Equatorial Guinea Flag

EQUATORIAL GUINEA |
c.181.3 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Eritrea Flag

ERITREA |
c.37.7 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Estonia Flag

ESTONIA |
c.402.8 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Ethiopia Flag

ETHIOPIA |
c.1.8 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Falkland Islands (Las Malvinas) Flag

FALKLAND ISLANDS (LAS MALVINAS) |
c.2.2 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Fiji Flag

FIJI |
c.89.9 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Finland Flag

FINLAND |
c.3.6 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

France Flag

FRANCE |
c.36.9 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

French Guiana Flag

FRENCH GUIANA |
c.89.3 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

French Polynesia Flag

FRENCH POLYNESIA |
c.98.4 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)



G  

Gabon Flag

GABON |
c.173.1 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Gambia, The Flag

GAMBIA, THE |
c.40.2 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Georgia Flag

GEORGIA |
c.327.0 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Germany Flag

GERMANY |
c.51.5 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Ghana Flag

GHANA |
c.1.4 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Gibraltar Flag

GIBRALTAR |
c.40.1 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Greece Flag

GREECE |
c.3.5 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Greenland Flag

GREENLAND |
c.30 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Grenada Flag

GRENADA |
c.21.6 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Guadeloupe Flag

GUADELOUPE |
c.203.5 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Guam Flag

GUAM |
c.95.9 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Guatemala Flag

GUATEMALA |
c.1.7 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Guinea Flag

GUINEA |
c.294.4 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Guinea-Bissau Flag

GUINEA-BISSAU |
c.32.1 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Guyana Flag

GUYANA |
c.87.1 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)



H I J  

Haiti Flag

HAITI |
c.397.4 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Honduras Flag

HONDURAS |
c.513.2 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Hong Kong Flag

HONG KONG |
c.6.1 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Hungary Flag

HUNGARY |
c.2,043.5 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Iceland Flag

ICELAND |
c.294.1 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

India Flag

INDIA |
c.42 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Indonesia Flag

INDONESIA |
c.16.5 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Iran, Islamic Republic of Flag

IRAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF |
c.11.8 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Iraq Flag

IRAQ |
c.2.4 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Ireland Flag

IRELAND |
c.2.8 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Isle of Man Flag

ISLE OF MAN |
c.122.9 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Israel Flag

ISRAEL |
c.5.3 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Italy Flag

ITALY |
c.28.8 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire) Flag

IVORY COAST (COTE D’IVOIRE) |
c.1.1 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Jamaica Flag

JAMAICA |
c.277.7 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Japan Flag

JAPAN |
c.71.3 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Jordan Flag

JORDAN |
c.885 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)



K L  

Kazakhstan Flag

KAZAKHSTAN |
c.2.4 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Kenya Flag

KENYA |
c.2 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Kiribati Flag

KIRIBATI |
c.4.1 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Korea, North (D.Rep) Flag

KOREA, NORTH (D.REP) |
c.260.1 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Korea, South (Rep) Flag

KOREA, SOUTH (REP) |
c.20.1 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Kosovo, Republic of Flag

KOSOVO, REPUBLIC OF |
c.173.3 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Kuwait Flag

KUWAIT |
c.1.2 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Kyrgyzstan Flag

KYRGYZSTAN |
c.152.5 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Laos Flag

LAOS |
c.333.5 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Latvia Flag

LATVIA |
c.500.3 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Lebanon Flag

LEBANON |
c.1.6 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Lesotho Flag

LESOTHO |
c.49.7 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Liberia Flag

LIBERIA |
c.35 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Libya Flag

LIBYA |
c.298.3 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Liechtenstein Flag

LIECHTENSTEIN |
c.92.5 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Lithuania Flag

LITHUANIA |
c.876.5 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Luxembourg Flag

LUXEMBOURG |
c.594.1 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)



M  

Macau Flag

MACAU |
c.309.2 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Madagascar Flag

MADAGASCAR |
c.261.2 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Malawi Flag

MALAWI |
c.323.7 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Malaysia Flag

MALAYSIA |
c.5.4 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Maldives Flag

MALDIVES |
c.51.9 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Mali Flag

MALI |
c.350.2 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Malta Flag

MALTA |
c.173.7 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Marshall Islands Flag

MARSHALL ISLANDS |
c.4.3 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Martinique Flag

MARTINIQUE |
c.188.8 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Mauritania Flag

MAURITANIA |
c.119 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Mauritius Flag

MAURITIUS |
c.211.4 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Mayotte Flag

MAYOTTE |
c.52.8 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Mexico Flag

MEXICO |
c.18.1 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Micronesia, F.S Flag

MICRONESIA, F.S |
c.6.8 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Moldova Flag

MOLDOVA |
c.259.5 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Monaco Flag

MONACO |
c.95.6 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Mongolia Flag

MONGOLIA |
c.198.8 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Montenegro Flag

MONTENEGRO |
c.100.6 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Morocco Flag

MOROCCO |
c.1.8 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Mozambique Flag

MOZAMBIQUE |
c.240 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Myanmar Flag

MYANMAR |
c.1 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)



N  

Namibia Flag

NAMIBIA |
c.194.8 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Nauru Flag

NAURU |
c.3 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Nepal Flag

NEPAL |
c.739 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Netherlands Flag

NETHERLANDS |
c.10.1 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Netherlands Antilles Flag

NETHERLANDS ANTILLES |
c.91.8 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

New Caledonia Flag

NEW CALEDONIA |
c.166.7 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

New Zealand Flag

NEW ZEALAND |
c.3.2 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Nicaragua Flag

NICARAGUA |
c.232.2 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Niger Flag

NIGER |
c.259.6 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Nigeria Flag

NIGERIA |
c.7.9 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Niue Flag

NIUE |
c.0.4 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

North Macedonia Flag

NORTH MACEDONIA |
c.218 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Northern Mariana Islands Flag

NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS |
c.21 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Norway Flag

NORWAY |
c.4.2 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)



O P Q  

Oman Flag

OMAN |
c.734.4 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Pakistan Flag

PAKISTAN |
c.5.3 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Palau Flag

PALAU |
c.5.1 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Palestine, State of Flag

PALESTINE, STATE OF |
c.366.2 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Panama Flag

PANAMA |
c.714 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Papua New Guinea Flag

PAPUA NEW GUINEA |
c.361.2 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Paraguay Flag

PARAGUAY |
c.594.2 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Peru Flag

PERU |
c.3.5 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Philippines Flag

PHILIPPINES |
c.7.2 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Pitcairn Islands Flag

PITCAIRN ISLANDS |
c.2.4 thousand (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Poland Flag

POLAND |
c.8.9 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Portugal Flag

PORTUGAL |
c.3.9 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Puerto Rico Flag

PUERTO RICO |
c.1.7 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Qatar Flag

QATAR |
c.1 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)



R S  

Reunion Flag

REUNION |
c.403.7 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Romania Flag

ROMANIA |
c.4 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Russia Flag

RUSSIA |
c.20.3 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Rwanda Flag

RWANDA |
c.206.2 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Saint Barthelemy (Barts) Flag

SAINT BARTHELEMY (BARTS) |
c.4.2 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Saint Helena Flag

SAINT HELENA |
c.0.5 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Saint Kitts and Nevis Flag

SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS |
c.16.6 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Saint Lucia Flag

SAINT LUCIA |
c.34.4 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Saint Martin (Dutch) Flag

SAINT MARTIN (DUTCH) |
c.15.6 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Saint Martin (French) Flag

SAINT MARTIN (FRENCH) |
c.9.8 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Saint Pierre and Miquelon Flag

SAINT PIERRE AND MIQUELON |
c.3 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Flag

SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES |
c.17 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Samoa Flag

SAMOA |
c.19.1 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

San Marino Flag

SAN MARINO |
c.15.6 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Sao Tome and Principe Flag

SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE |
c.11.4 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Saudi Arabia Flag

SAUDI ARABIA |
c.7.9 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Senegal Flag

SENEGAL |
c.472.6 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Serbia Flag

SERBIA |
c.937.5 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Seychelles Flag

SEYCHELLES |
c.13.7 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Sierra Leone Flag

SIERRA LEONE |
c.104.3 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Singapore Flag

SINGAPORE |
c.3 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Slovakia Flag

SLOVAKIA |
c.1.6 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Slovenia Flag

SLOVENIA |
c.710.3 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Solomon Islands Flag

SOLOMON ISLANDS |
c.27.7 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Somalia Flag

SOMALIA |
c.35.9 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

South Africa Flag

SOUTH AFRICA |
c.4.8 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

South Sudan Flag

SOUTH SUDAN |
c.521.1 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Spain Flag

SPAIN |
c.18.9 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Sri Lanka Flag

SRI LANKA |
c.1.5 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Sudan Flag

SUDAN |
c.1.3 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Suriname Flag

SURINAME |
c.53.3 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Swaziland (Eswatini) Flag

SWAZILAND (ESWATINI) |
c.63 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Sweden Flag

SWEDEN |
c.6.3 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Switzerland Flag

SWITZERLAND |
c.10.1 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Syria Flag

SYRIA |
c.245.4 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)



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Taiwan Flag

TAIWAN |
c.22.6 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Tajikistan Flag

TAJIKISTAN |
c.184 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Tanzania Flag

TANZANIA |
c.1,021.3 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Thailand Flag

THAILAND |
c.7 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Togo Flag

TOGO |
c.145.5 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Tokelau Flag

TOKELAU |
c.0.2 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Tonga Flag

TONGA |
c.12.8 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Trinidad and Tobago Flag

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO |
c.409.9 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Tunisia Flag

TUNISIA |
c.747.7 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Turkey Flag

TURKEY |
c.10.8 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Turkmenistan Flag

TURKMENISTAN |
c.124.3 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Turks and Caicos Islands Flag

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS |
c.9.9 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Tuvalu Flag

TUVALU |
c.0.9 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)



U V W X Y Z  

Uganda Flag

UGANDA |
c.727.8 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Ukraine Flag

UKRAINE |
c.3.1 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Flag

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE) |
c.3.7 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

United Kingdom (UK) Flag

UNITED KINGDOM (UK) |
c.44.4 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

United States of America (USA) Flag

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA) |
c.370.8 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Uruguay Flag

URUGUAY |
c.0.9 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

US Virgin Islands Flag

US VIRGIN ISLANDS |
c.69.1 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Uzbekistan Flag

UZBEKISTAN |
c.843.8 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Vanuatu Flag

VANUATU |
c.15.8 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Vatican City (Holy See) Flag

VATICAN CITY (HOLY SEE) |
c.5.7 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Venezuela Flag

VENEZUELA |
c.2.2 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Vietnam Flag

VIETNAM |
c.4.9 billion (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Wallis and Futuna Flag

WALLIS AND FUTUNA |
c.3.1 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Yemen Flag

YEMEN |
c.764.9 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Zambia Flag

ZAMBIA |
c.183.9 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

Zimbabwe Flag

ZIMBABWE |
c.452.9 million (estimated dollar spend 2020)

LGBTQIA+ Dollar by Equality Status

The total estimated amount the LGBTQIA+ community have added to the global economy in 2022, scored by how well they are treated
$329.9 billion

Very High

$430.2 billion

High

$216.4 billion

Medium-High

$236.2 billion

Medium-Low

$41.9 billion

Low

$31 billion

Very-Low

$32.2 billion

(2.6%) in countries with the Death Penalty

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To keep up to date, we will typically update all of our community indices in the first quarter of every year (before March) to keep a consistent position. Should a landmark event occur, we would endeavour to change all relevant indices as quickly as possible.

When reviewing data, it is crucial to understand what it represents, whether it reflects the world and the experience of all those affected. Changes within any given country or region are not restricted to a specific month of the year or even are automatically triggered. Change, especially concerning equality, gender recognition, same-sex marriages and the status of gay conversion therapy, often takes work. Typically by many large groups of dedicated and focused individuals advocating and fighting for justice for positive change within their local communities.

The indices have been created to help you understand the world around you; however, engaging with your global community is essential. It is vital, especially if you are familiar with your desired destination. By reaching out and communicating with other members of the LGBTQIA+ community, you can establish critical details. It only takes a small amount of effort in locating people from or those who have already visited your particular destination for advice. Engaging on social media and Gayther’s networking platform, Gayther Affinity, can help you connect with the global LGBTQIA+ community.
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NOTES
  • The index has been compiled and is correct as of Jan 06, 2022
  • • The index has been compiled using population information from the U.S. Census Bureau |International Programs | International Database and the GDP related information from the United Nations – National Accounts – Analysis of Main Aggregates (AMA)


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