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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 4.0.10

- Fixed Ukraine country flag
- Various bug fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

Out of date stats

Tower Defence Fan

The world has had a dramatic change over the last few years. Most stats here are 2009 or before, pointless if it doesn't reflect today. Equally being in the UK I want to see where the UK is and the rest of Europe and the US are in the tables but looking at stats for the world means south American and African countries top the charts leaving no room for the rest. Maybe I've missed them but please add filters for continents.

Stability issues

Rufus Maximus

A few issues with stability, it keeps kicking me out of the App. The issue seems to be when I click on the map in country profiles and then try and click into population stats it falls over. Shame.....

Content good; App dreadful

JOC 37

The content is as you would expect from the Economist - excellent. I cannot believe that the Economist could have looked at the app working on an Ipad and allowed it to continue. Screen won't rotate, leaving part of the content out of view. Very difficult to move backwards through any topic. Also difficult to move between topics.


The Economist Newspaper Group Inc.
41.9 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© The Economist Newspaper Limited 2017. All rights reserved.
In-App Purchases
  1. The Economist World in Figures subscription £4.49


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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