Gross World Product per capita

SourceWorld Bank Nominal (current), Nominal (constant 2010), PPP (current), PPP (constant 2017)
Date26 Dec 2020

Gross world product per capita is obtained by adding the GDP of each of the countries and dividing the total GDP by the combined population of these countries.

GDP per capita of the World, comprising 193 economies, in 2020 is projected at US$10,954 in nominal terms, obtained by data from IMF. This figure is almost $482 less than compared to 2019. Global GDP per capita in terms of PPP has forecasted around Int$17,007, Int. $673 down compared to 2019. Per capita income in ppp, which gives better estimates about the living standard, is 155% of nominal.

During three years, global per capita income grew by over 4%, with the highest growth rate of 4.57 percent in 1964. Global gdp per capita contracted for five years with the lowest of -2.9% in 2009.

In constant 2017 prices in ppp terms, which gives the best idea about improvement in living standards over the years, people of the world has become richer by 75% from Int$9,661 in 1990 to Int$16,951 in 2019, as estimated by the world bank comprising more than 200 economies. In the nominal method at 2011 prices, humans have become richer by 196% since 1960.

Nominal: The year 2011 and 2010 was the best year at current and constant prices, respectively. The year 2015 and 2009 was the worst year at current and constant prices, respectively.

PPP: The year 2010 was the best year for the world when its figure had improved by Int$507 at constant 2017 prices, next year of the worst 2009 when it had declined Int$255. At current prices, 2006 and 2009 was the best and worst year respectively.

  • Nominal per capita
  • PPP per capita
  • Growth (%)

Obtained by IMF's Projections

Year GDP per capita ($/Int. $)
NominalPPP
202010,95417,007
202111,78418,099
202212,39318,993
202313,01819,939
202413,58920,840
202514,16521,772

Estimates by World Bank

Year GDP per capita Nominal ($) GDP per capita PPP (Int. $) Growth (%)
CurrentConstant (2010) CurrentConstant (2011)
19604523,746---
19614643,856--2.945
19624903,999--3.704
19635174,127--3.202
19645554,316--4.569
19655924,461--3.369
19666294,620--3.553
19676564,732--2.439
19686944,933--4.242
19697505,128--3.953
19708045,204--1.487
19718705,318--2.190
19729855,511--3.621
19731,1785,756--4.451
19741,3335,759--0.047
19751,4575,687---1.241
19761,5575,882--3.424
19771,7306,009--2.147
19782,0056,135--2.108
19792,2896,278--2.322
19802,5336,287--0.152
19812,5776,297--0.155
19822,5076,212---1.344
19832,5136,251--0.618
19842,5616,420--2.708
19852,6446,544--1.928
19863,0706,648--1.600
19873,4326,774--1.892
19883,7726,964--2.799
19893,8707,097--1.906
19904,2857,1795,5499,6611.160
19914,4657,1625,7529,627-0.235
19924,6687,1765,9219,6290.195
19934,6707,1746,0859,640-0.032
19944,9407,2786,3189,7661.456
19955,4127,3876,5759,9231.489
19965,4537,5286,86310,1481.908
19975,3577,6947,15610,3912.215
19985,2737,7837,29410,5031.148
19995,3967,9287,55210,7261.871
20005,4988,1688,00411,0803.022
20015,3978,2218,27911,1930.654
20025,5338,2958,57011,3530.894
20036,1318,4348,93811,6321.681
20046,8218,6979,54212,0703.114
20057,2978,92610,15512,4672.635
20067,8129,20310,98212,9503.098
20078,6959,48311,74513,4553.050
20089,4249,54112,28513,6450.607
20098,8309,26812,25613,390-2.862
20109,5519,55112,89813,8973.061
201110,4889,73713,58314,2691.947
201210,6059,86614,12614,5481.318
201310,78210,01014,64614,8511.462
201410,95210,17515,02415,1811.648
201510,24710,34715,17215,5091.691
201610,28210,49315,58415,8281.413
201710,81710,71316,24916,2402.096
201811,38210,92417,02516,6451.973
201911,43611,07617,68016,9511.385