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)
19604573,733---
19614693,845--2.982
19624953,987--3.694
19635224,114--3.186
19645604,301--4.564
19655984,446--3.359
19666354,604--3.566
19676634,717--2.437
19687014,915--4.193
19697585,109--3.957
19708115,182--1.428
19718785,294--2.162
19729925,487--3.655
19731,1855,733--4.482
19741,3405,734--0.010
19751,4665,670---1.120
19761,5675,870--3.527
19771,7426,000--2.217
19782,0166,130--2.160
19792,3026,274--2.355
19802,5496,281--0.112
19812,5936,287--0.104
19822,5226,209---1.246
19832,5286,247--0.608
19842,5766,414--2.678
19852,6606,536--1.895
19863,0896,643--1.634
19873,4536,767--1.869
19883,7956,957--2.810
19893,8947,093--1.954
19904,3117,1795,5499,6501.222
19914,4587,1685,7569,621-0.157
19924,6657,1835,9269,6230.201
19934,6697,1776,0889,631-0.071
19944,9397,2786,3189,7531.405
19955,4127,3876,5749,9111.492
19965,4527,5316,86610,1401.950
19975,3587,7007,15910,3852.248
19985,2747,7897,29810,4971.152
19995,3997,9347,55610,7201.868
20005,5048,1778,01411,0803.062
20015,4008,2308,29011,1910.647
20025,5368,3038,57911,3500.881
20036,1328,4418,94511,6271.668
20046,8238,7049,55012,0663.114
20057,3008,93210,16212,4612.620
20067,8159,20810,98712,9413.085
20078,6999,48811,75013,4453.046
20089,4299,54612,29213,6360.610
20098,8369,27412,26213,382-2.853
20109,5589,55812,90713,8913.070
201110,4939,74313,59114,2601.934
201210,6099,87214,13214,5401.320
201310,78610,01714,65214,8441.470
201410,95510,18515,03015,1771.674
201510,25110,36115,17615,5101.730
201610,29310,50915,59915,8301.425
201710,83010,73116,25316,2432.113
201811,37210,93517,05116,6371.907
201911,41711,07317,63016,9151.257
202010,92610,56517,10916,194-4.582