When people talk about national debt, it's usually in astronomical, intangible figures we can't relate to.
For example, in Q1 2015, UK government debt amounted to roughly £1.56 trillion.
Here's a chart.
It's all a bit scary and out of perspective, isn't it?
HowMuch.net, a cost information website, has sought to put the numbers into perspective, by calculating the amount of debt per capita - scaling the map in terms of debt per person.
In addition, they've colour coded it to show the percentage of GDP that the national debt makes.
It's a clever little graphic, huh?
The countries who owe the most per person were as follows:
- Japan: $85,694.87 per person
- Ireland: $67,147.59 per person
- Singapore: $56,112.75 per person
- Belgium: $44,202.75 per person
- United States: $42,503.98 per person
- Canada: $42,142.61 per person
- Italy: $40,461.11 per person
- Iceland: $39,731.65 per person
- Austria: $38,769.98 per person
- United Kingdom: $36,206.11 per person
That's us in tenth.