Real GDP Per Capita in the U.S. and China, 1980-2030
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Real GDP per capita in China and the United States. Calculated by dividing total real GDP by population. Presented in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP) in US$ at 2005 prices.
In 2010 China’s per capita GDP was 16% of the U.S.’ (up from just 2% in 1980 and 7% in 2000). By 2030, China’s per capita GDP – which is a proxy for standards of living (though it doesn’t account for differences in how wealth is distributed) – is forecast to be 33% of the U.S.’
Chinese GDP data is from the China National Bureau of Statistics. U.S. GDP data is from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Data is provided by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Data is presented annually from 1980 to 2030.
Updated July 19, 2011