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What is the difference between GDP and GDP per Capita?

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B. Wright

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B. Wright, Analyst, MCA, Boston

Answered Dec 02, 2020

GDP is important to countries, because it measures the economic state it is in. GDP is an abbreviation for gross domestic product. This product is taken and then divided by the country's population, which is usually accounting for the geographic location.

It defines the worth of all the goods and services that are done within a certain period. GDP per capita does not divide the country's population. Instead, it is the total output of the country. It is the income of each person during a certain time frame. This value is important to see how each country compares to one another.

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B. Denton

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Answered Oct 15, 2020

GDP stands for Gross Domain Product is divided by the total population in the country. At the same time, income per capita is a measure of income earned per person in a country within a certain period. GDP per capita is the gauge of the total output of a country where the Gross Domestic Product is divided by the country's total population. GDP per capita is a commonly utilized economic activity measure and becomes extremely useful when comparing one country to another.

GDP is the monetary worth of all goods and services delivered in a period, such as quarterly or yearly. In GDP, the output is calculated as per the country's geographical location, mostly in a country. The income per capita is quantified as per the geographical location of production, mainly in a country. The income per capita is a measure of income earned by each person in each area, preferably in a country within an allotted period. It is computed as income per capita= Income/Population.

Revenue is the addition of all incomes obtained by producing goods and services in the market during a year. Wages and salaries from work and self-employment revenues from companies, interest to lenders of capital, and rents to landowners are considered sources of income. The income per capita is also calculated using GDP, a more common method as GDP is deemed to be equal to the total measure earned by a country. With GDP, income is divided by the total population to arrive at income per capita.

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J. Shatner

J. Shatner

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J. Shatner, Content writer, Boston

Answered Sep 16, 2020

It is very necessary to measure the nation's economic state and when trying to achieve this, the term GDP is often encountered or used.

GDP stands for gross domestic product; it is a measure of that describes the value of a country's economy by indicating the overall economic health of a country. It takes the account of all goods and services available in a country.it s obtained quarterly or annually. The gross domestic product increases as the population increases.

GDP per capita is a measure that results from GDP divided by the size of a nation's overall population.it theoretically states the amount of money each individual gets in a country. It used in determining the standard of living better off when compared to GDP. GDP per capita decreases when the population increases.

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I. Klose

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I. Klose, Accountant, Franklin

Answered Jul 08, 2020

It can be confusing for some people to know the difference between a GDP and a GDP per Capita. When you say GDP per capita, this means that you measure the average level of national income for every person that is available.

When you say GDP, which means Gross Domestic Product, this means that you measure the national income of the economy as a whole. When you say that you need to measure the GDP, this means that you need to measure the volume of the goods and the services that are being produced in just one year.

A lot of people say that you should stop obsessing about GDP because GDP per capita is going to be more important in the long run.

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