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•A data-rich compendium of country indices and rankings on the economy and society
•Our intellectually-addictive Factquest quiz game and a new Fact of the Day every morning
•A country comparison tool, Chartmaker, that lets you create your own charts from the data
•New content from The Economist newspaper, updated weekly
•Free to download with access to country data, rankings and the Factquest quiz game to non-subscribers

The Economist World in Figures app with the Factquest quiz game is a fun, data-rich reference guide for the businessperson, educator and stats geek alike. It teems with indicators on 190 countries, as well as dozens of rankings ranging from birth rates and patents to Nobel prize winners and GDP. The Factquest quiz game tests your knowledge of worldly stats. The Fact of the Day lets you start each morning a bit smarter. And data-driven articles from The Economist are updated weekly.

A premium version includes more than 100 additional indicators per country from the Economist Intelligence Unit and the Chartmaker country-comparison tool that lets users plot the data on to a chart.


•Subscribe for GBP £4.49 / USD $5.99 / EUR €5.99 / HK $48 annually, you will be charged in your local currency at the prevailing exchange rate as defined by iTunes.
•Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase.
•No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during the active subscription period.
•Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period.
•Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period at the price of the original subscription.
•You can manage auto-renew of your subscription in your iTunes account settings.
•You may turn off the auto-renewal of your subscription via your Account Settings. However, you are not able to cancel the current subscription during its active period
•Full terms of use can be found at http://www.economist.com/redirect/espresso/termsofuse


The Economist is a weekly international news and business publication offering independent and clear reporting, commentary and analysis on world current affairs; business, finance, science and technology, culture, society, media and the arts.

What’s New

Version 4.0.16

- Minor Fixes & Enhancements

Ratings and Reviews

2.7 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Not-for-Profit Office ,

My go-to source for global data & comps

It’s my go-to source for global data & comparisons. However, like any database and what it can show, it’s only as good as the analytics are insightful and accurate.
E.g. the rankings for least representatives in democracies has Mexico at #1 at 0.39 and India at #15 at 0.04 and the USA at #14.
It’s upside down!! For least reps 0.04 is top ranked above 0.39!

TJJ99 ,

Too bad zero stars not an option

The free version is lame so I paid for the auto renewal premium option. It was okay for a year and I let the auto renewal happen. Then, a month later, premium quit working and I could find no way to get the app to recognize that I'd paid my renewal. I sent an email to The Economist asking for help and after a month, still no reply. So, I'm deleting the app and hoping I can figure out how to keep The Economist from charging me next year - which I'm sure they will try to do.

Strawberryyumyum ,

Premium Version Crashes

Since the free version was quite useless (no data of any importance is available there) I went ahead and paid for the premium version within a few minutes.
I used to be a subscriber to print magazine and The Economist used to send the pocket World in Figures. I loved those little books. I was expecting something like that and 6 bucks would’ve been worth it.
Alas, this app (paid version) doesn’t even come close. It doesn’t have most of the data from the pocket book. It doesn’t give you many advantages that a digital publication could have given.


It crashes!! Very annoying and productivity sapping.

The Economist definitely eroded its brand name by selling this.


The Economist Newspaper Group Inc.
41.2 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  1. The Economist World in Figures subscription $5.99


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