Enter the total GDP (US $) and the total population of any country into the calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the GDP per capita.

GDP Per Capita Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the GDP per capita.

GDP Per Capita = Real GDP / Total Population

To calculate GDP per capita, divide the real GDP by the total population.

Enter the exact population for a more accurate answer, or simply use an estimated population for an estimated GDP per capita.

GDP Per Capita Definition

A GDP per capita is the amount of GDP per average citizen of a country. It’s an important metric to keep in mind when analyzing countries’ economies, but it’s not the end all be all. For example, if a country has a large GDP due to a large number of rich people, the average GDP per capita will be higher, but for the most part, the people of that country are poorer than that average.

GDP Per Capita Example

How to calculate GDP Per Capita?

  1. First, determine the total real GDP.

    Calculate or use the calculate linked above to determine the real GDP.

  2. Next, determine the total population.

    In the area being analyzed calculate the total population.

  3. Finally, calculate the GDP per capita.

    Calculate the GDP per capita using the equation above.


What is GDP per capita?

GDP per capita is a measure of the total average GDP earned/produced per person of a given area.