Per Capita GDP


What is 'Per Capita GDP '

A measure of the total output of a country that takes the gross domestic product (GDP) and divides it by the number of people in the country. The per capita GDP is especially useful when comparing one country to another because it shows the relative performance of the countries. A rise in per capita GDP signals growth in the economy and tends to translate as an increase in productivity.


The gross domestic product (GDP) is one of the primary indicators of a country's economic performance. It is calculated by either adding up everyone's income during the period or by adding the value of all final goods and services produced in the country during the year. Per capita GDP is sometimes used as an indicator of standard of living as well, with higher per capita GDP being interpreted as having a higher standard of living.

  1. Gross Domestic Product - GDP

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  2. Expenditure Method

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  3. Nominal GDP

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  4. Standard Of Living

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  5. Gross Domestic Income - GDI

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