Gross World Product per capita

SourceWorld Bank Nominal (current), Nominal (constant 2010), PPP (current), PPP (constant 2017)
Date19 May 2021

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 2021 is projected at US$12,167 in nominal terms, obtained by data from IMF. This figure is almost $1,110 more than compared to 2020. Global GDP per capita in terms of PPP has forecasted around Int$18,400, Int. $1,180 up compared to 2020. Per capita income in ppp, which gives better estimates about the living standard, is 151% of the 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$9,680 in 1990 to Int$16,911 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 195% 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, 2018 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
202011,05717,220
202112,15218,378
202212,83319,427
202313,39320,361
202413,95021,282
202514,52122,215
202615,12523,169

Estimates by World Bank

Year GDP per capita Nominal ($) GDP per capita PPP (Int. $) Growth (%)
CurrentConstant (2010) CurrentConstant (2011)
19604523,748---
19614643,856--2.906
19624904,002--3.765
19635174,130--3.201
19645554,318--4.567
19655924,465--3.395
19666294,625--3.585
19676564,736--2.391
19686944,934--4.196
19697505,127--3.917
19708045,216--1.733
19718705,331--2.188
19729855,523--3.619
19731,1785,769--4.451
19741,3335,772--0.049
19751,4575,701---1.239
19761,5575,896--3.422
19771,7306,022--2.145
19782,0056,149--2.107
19792,2896,292--2.324
19802,5336,302--0.152
19812,5776,312--0.160
19822,5076,226---1.352
19832,5136,265--0.616
19842,5616,435--2.711
19852,6446,559--1.928
19863,0706,663--1.596
19873,4326,789--1.891
19883,7726,979--2.799
19893,8707,112--1.903
19904,2857,1945,5519,6801.154
19914,4657,1775,7549,645-0.244
19924,6687,1905,9249,6470.191
19934,6707,1886,0879,658-0.031
19944,9407,2936,3209,7841.457
19955,4127,4036,5759,9431.505
19965,4537,5436,86310,1681.904
19975,3577,6957,15710,3962.010
19985,2737,7847,29610,5081.150
19995,3967,9297,55410,7321.872
20005,4998,1698,00611,0873.025
20015,3988,2238,28211,1990.655
20025,5348,2968,57211,3590.894
20036,1328,4368,94111,6391.683
20046,8228,6999,54512,0783.115
20057,2998,92810,15912,4752.636
20067,8139,20410,98512,9573.096
20078,6979,48511,74813,4623.049
20089,4269,54212,28913,6520.604
20098,8329,26912,25813,397-2.860
20109,5539,55312,90313,9053.063
201110,4909,73913,58814,2751.945
201210,6079,86714,13114,5551.319
201310,78410,01214,65114,8581.465
201410,95310,17815,03015,1901.662
201510,24910,35015,17715,5171.686
201610,28610,49815,59315,8371.426
201710,82810,72116,26316,2532.132
201811,38610,92017,20116,6361.852
201911,43311,05717,81116,9111.255