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LGBTQ+ Dollar Index


The global dollar spend by individuals from across the LGBTQ+ community

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Learn more about how much the LGBTQ+ community contributes to the world economy each year

Disclaimer: The LGBTQ+ dollar index is based on conservative estimates relating to the size of the LGBTQ+ community, which has been applied to the total spend and total population recorded in 2017. We are not able to accurately confirm the actual number of LGBTQ+ individuals living within any given country as there are no official censuses carried out that focus specifically around sexual orientations or identities, therefore the volumes are based on reasonable estimates. We do acknowledge that the actual size may be higher or lower than our forecasts in certain countries. The index is a global index and will include countries in which identifying as LGBTQ+ is considered illegal or where the individual is likely to be persecuted. The estimates are applied to the entire world population, and the index is for illustration purposes only and is not a census or tool to be used to single out or isolate a proportion of any given country’s population.

As the saying goes “money makes the world go around”, so like with all ethnicities and communities, LGBTQ+ individuals contribute to both the local and global economy. The concept and size of the LGBTQ+ spend have been around for many years and is often referred to as the pink pound or gay dollar.

Using the LGBTQ+ global population and the Household Consumption Expenditure (HCE) element of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for each country of the world, we were able to estimate that in 2017, the LGBTQ+ community contributed $1.2 trillion to the global economy.

The LGBTQ+ dollar index is based on U.S Dollars ($)

To understand how the LGBTQ+ dollar index was created, click here to view the how it was calculated page


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   Click on a specific country within the map to find out the LGBTQ+ spend






BY COUNTRY

 

You can quickly sort, filter and search the data within any table. To sort the columns into ascending or descending order, click on the heading. If you wish to filter, check the relevant tick box or enter a keyword into the filter box found below the available heading. If you want to learn more about any individual country, click on the country name which will take you directly to the country’s profile page within the Gayther site

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BY REGION

 

You can quickly sort, filter and search the data within any table. To sort the columns into ascending or descending order, click on the heading. If you wish to filter, check the relevant tick box or enter a keyword into the filter box found below the available heading. If you want to learn more about any individual country, click on the country name which will take you directly to the country’s profile page within the Gayther site

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Based on the continents


LGBTQ+ Dollar - Continents
  • The estimated total global LGBTQ+ community spend in 2017 was $1,222,250,000,000 ($1.2 trillion dollars)
  • The Americas was ranked highest at $477 billion, followed in second by Asia at $386 billion
  • The lowest was Oceania at $25 billion, followed by Africa at $39 billion
  • The gap from the highest to the lowest is $452 billion


Based on the sub-continents


LGBTQ+ Dollar - Sub Continents
  • North America ($376 billion), Eastern Asia ($243 billion), Western Europe ($120 billion) and Northern Europe ($69 billion) were ranked the top four highest LGBTQ+ dollar spend
  • Micronesia ($113 million), Polynesia ($146 million), Melanesia ($589 million) and Central Africa ($3.9 billion) were ranked in the bottom four in terms of LGBTQ+ dollar spend


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