In 2012, Salt Lake City's economy was slightly smaller than Cuba's and slightly larger than Azerbaijan's.
Salt Lake City metro area's gross metropolitan product (GMP) in 2012 was $74.8 billion, according to a study for The United States Conference of Mayors and other organizations. Meanwhile Cuba's entire GDP was $76.3 billion and Azerbaijan's was $68.7 billion.
Domestically, Salt Lake City's 2012 GMP came in just behind the New Orleans metro area, at $80.2 billion, and just ahead of Richmond, Va., at $70 billion. Salt Lake City's economy is also just slightly larger than Hawaii's and just slightly smaller than New Mexico's.