South Korea GDP Per Capita 1960-2020

NOTE: All 2020 and later data are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
GDP per capita is gross domestic product divided by midyear population. GDP is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • South Korea gdp per capita for 2018 was $31,363, a 5.45% increase from 2017.
  • South Korea gdp per capita for 2017 was $29,743, a 7.73% increase from 2016.
  • South Korea gdp per capita for 2016 was $27,608, a 1.86% increase from 2015.
  • South Korea gdp per capita for 2015 was $27,105, a 2.54% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Luxembourg $114,340
Macao $86,355
Switzerland $82,839
Norway $81,807
Ireland $77,450
Iceland $73,191
Qatar $69,026
Singapore $64,582
United States $62,641
Denmark $60,596
Australia $57,305
Sweden $54,112
Netherlands $52,978
Austria $51,513
Finland $49,960
Hong Kong $48,717
Germany $48,196
Belgium $46,556
Canada $46,125
UAE $43,005
United Kingdom $42,491
Andorra $42,030
New Zealand $41,966
Israel $41,614
France $41,464
Japan $39,287
Italy $34,318
Kuwait $34,244
Puerto Rico $31,651
Brunei $31,628
South Korea $31,363
Spain $30,524
Malta $30,075
Cyprus $28,159
Turks and Caicos Islands $27,142
Slovenia $26,234
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Saudi Arabia $23,219
Portugal $23,146
Czech Republic $22,973
Estonia $22,928
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St. Kitts and Nevis $19,829
Slovak Republic $19,547
Lithuania $19,090
Latvia $18,089
Palau $17,318
Uruguay $17,278
Antigua and Barbuda $16,864
Trinidad and Tobago $16,844
Seychelles $16,434
Oman $16,419
Hungary $15,939
Chile $15,923
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South Korea GDP Per Capita - Historical Data
Year GDP Per Capita (US $) Annual Growth Rate (%)
2018 $31,363 5.45%
2017 $29,743 7.73%
2016 $27,608 1.86%
2015 $27,105 -2.54%
2014 $27,811 7.42%
2013 $25,890 6.29%
2012 $24,359 1.16%
2011 $24,080 9.02%
2010 $22,087 20.75%
2009 $18,292 -10.47%
2008 $20,431 -11.40%
2007 $23,061 10.40%
2006 $20,888 12.06%
2005 $18,640 17.17%
2004 $15,908 11.95%
2003 $14,209 11.16%
2002 $12,783 13.59%
2001 $11,253 -5.81%
2000 $11,948 14.78%
1999 $10,409 28.74%
1998 $8,085 -33.35%
1997 $12,132 -7.66%
1996 $13,138 6.53%
1995 $12,333 20.84%
1994 $10,206 16.76%
1993 $8,741 9.24%
1992 $8,002 6.35%
1991 $7,523 15.46%
1990 $6,516 13.59%
1989 $5,737 22.42%
1988 $4,686 33.47%
1987 $3,511 25.24%
1986 $2,803 14.08%
1985 $2,457 2.79%
1984 $2,391 9.64%
1983 $2,180 10.26%
1982 $1,978 5.74%
1981 $1,870 9.73%
1980 $1,704 -3.89%
1979 $1,774 26.82%
1978 $1,398 33.07%
1977 $1,051 26.51%
1976 $831 35.03%
1975 $615 9.55%
1974 $562 38.36%
1973 $406 25.43%
1972 $324 7.59%
1971 $301 7.75%
1970 $279 14.71%
1969 $243 22.67%
1968 $198 23.11%
1967 $161 20.73%
1966 $133 22.76%
1965 $109 -12.04%
1964 $124 -15.52%
1963 $146 37.85%
1962 $106 13.11%
1961 $94 -40.69%
1960 $158 -40.69%