Check out this world debt comparison calculator at The Economist‘s website. It goes country by country and gives both total and per capita debt figures. Chile is looking pretty good at $600-$700 in public debt per person. The USA is over $27,000 per person in FY 2010, projected to go to more than $30,000 in FY 2011. Japan gets the booby prize at over $83,000, and several European countries are doing worse than we are. I actually think these numbers are understated because it shows U.S. debt at less than $10 trillion, a number much lower than what I have seen published elsewhere.