World GDP Per Capita 1960-2020

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.
  • World gdp per capita for 2018 was $11,297, a 4.9% increase from 2017.
  • World gdp per capita for 2017 was $10,769, a 5.08% increase from 2016.
  • World gdp per capita for 2016 was $10,248, a 0.3% increase from 2015.
  • World gdp per capita for 2015 was $10,218, a 6.51% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name GDP Per Capita (US $)
North America $60,968
OECD members $40,352
Euro Area $39,996
European Union $36,532
World $11,297
East Asia & Pacific $11,132
Latin America & Caribbean $9,024
South Asia $1,906
Sub-Saharan Africa $1,574
World GDP Per Capita - Historical Data
Year GDP Per Capita (US $) Annual Growth Rate (%)
2018 $11,297 4.90%
2017 $10,769 5.08%
2016 $10,248 0.30%
2015 $10,218 -6.51%
2014 $10,929 1.53%
2013 $10,764 1.65%
2012 $10,589 1.10%
2011 $10,474 9.80%
2010 $9,539 8.14%
2009 $8,821 -6.30%
2008 $9,414 8.40%
2007 $8,684 11.31%
2006 $7,802 7.06%
2005 $7,287 6.99%
2004 $6,811 11.23%
2003 $6,123 10.80%
2002 $5,526 2.55%
2001 $5,389 -1.87%
2000 $5,492 1.89%
1999 $5,390 2.32%
1998 $5,268 -1.59%
1997 $5,353 -1.76%
1996 $5,449 0.75%
1995 $5,408 9.56%
1994 $4,936 5.80%
1993 $4,665 0.06%
1992 $4,662 4.56%
1991 $4,459 4.19%
1990 $4,280 10.54%
1989 $3,872 2.63%
1988 $3,773 9.94%
1987 $3,432 11.77%
1986 $3,070 16.13%
1985 $2,644 3.23%
1984 $2,561 1.99%
1983 $2,511 0.20%
1982 $2,506 -2.69%
1981 $2,575 1.78%
1980 $2,530 10.65%
1979 $2,287 14.14%
1978 $2,003 15.93%
1977 $1,728 11.10%
1976 $1,555 6.84%
1975 $1,456 9.33%
1974 $1,332 13.13%
1973 $1,177 19.66%
1972 $984 13.10%
1971 $870 8.27%
1970 $803 7.73%
1969 $746 7.84%
1968 $691 5.73%
1967 $654 4.28%
1966 $627 6.24%
1965 $590 6.68%
1964 $553 7.38%
1963 $515 5.48%
1962 $489 5.54%
1961 $463 2.63%
1960 $451 2.63%