TelluBase—by Tellusant—is the world’s only complete data source for socioeconomic and other information at the subnational level.
TelluBase is completely exhaustive and covers:
- 218 countries and territories
- 2,600 cities with more than 300,000 inhabitants (100,000 in the U.S. and EU)
- 2,400 subdivisions (states, provinces, etc.)
from 2000 till 2033.
For each of the entities, we provide:
- Total disposable income and gross domestic product in constant and current local currency, in purchasing power parity dollars (PPP$) and in market exchange rate dollars
- Population by income bracket. These are globally harmonized brackets using our Income Level Standard (ILS) ladder
The income brackets expressed as soicoeconomic levels. The common definitions from Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, and South Africa
- Income / age fractiles combing income and age distributions
The map below shows the 2,600 cities and the 2,400 subdivisions.
Canback Map Projection © Staffan Canback
The first version of global subnational income distributions was developed in 1992 when our chairman, Dr. Canback, researched and analyzed such data to predict what the world would look like in 2027.
In 2019, National Geographic’s flagship Atlas of the World featured a version of Dr. Canback’s pioneering effort in a two-page spread.
This academic article by Dr. Canback describes some of the uses of subnational data: Where in the World Is the Market?
A completely new version will soon be introduced. Our CEO, Philip Burgin-Young will make the announcement here and in other places.