Per Capita GDP

Per capita GDP is the value of gross domestic product per individual of a country. If nominal GDP is $19 trillion (the approximate 2016 GDP of the United States), and its population is 325 million (the approximate 2016 U.S. population), then per capita GDP is $58,461 ($19 trillion divided by 325 million).

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Below is a table with nominal and per capita GDP of selected countries. The United States and China are ranked at the top in total (nominal) GDP in 2015 and 2016. Qatar topped the list in per capita GDP in 2016. Qatar’s overall (total) GDP is one of the lowest of the listed countries (most of it from oil revenues); however, because its population is small, its GDP/Population ratio is very high. According to the CIA World Fact Book, the United States per capita GDP for 2016 was ranked 19th of all countries in the world. African countries such as Burundi, Congo, Somalia, and Zimbabwe had the lowest per capita GDP at approximately $400 – $600 per person per year. For a full list of GDP and per capita GDP amounts for every country in the world, visit https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

Country/Area 2012 Estimated Gross Domestic Product in Purchasing Power Parity in Billions of U.S. dollars 2012 Estimated Per Capita GDP 2014 Gross Domestic Product in Purchasing Power Parity in Billions of U.S. dollars (estimates for some countries) 2014 Per Capita GDP (estimates for some countries) Latest reported year (2015 for most countries) estimated Gross Domestic Product in Purchasing Power Parity in Billions of U.S. dollars Latest reported year (2015 for most countries) estimated Per Capita GDP
World (Gross World Product) 84,970 12,700 107,500 16,100  114,200  15,700
United States 15,600 50,700 17,665 55,203  19,031 (2016)  58,461 (2016)
Brazil 2,394 12,100 3,073 15,200  3,192  15,600
Canada 1,513 43,400 1,579 44,500  1,632  45,600
China 12,610 9,300 17,630 12,900  19,390  14,100
Cuba 121 10,200 (2010) 128.5 10,200  128.5  10,200
European Union 15,970 35,100 17,610 38,300  19,180  37,800
Hong Kong 375 52,300 400.6 55,200  414.6  56,700
India 4,761 3,900 7,277 5,800  7,965  6,200
Japan 4,704 36,900 4,807 37,800  4,830  38,100
Monaco 6.20 73,200 6.80 78,700  6.79  78,700
Netherlands 718 42,900 798 47,400  832.6  49,200
Qatar 285 155,100 323 144,400  319.8  132,100
South Korea 1,640 32,800 1,786 35,400  1,849  36,500

Source: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/