Glossary:GDP per capita in purchasing power standards


The volume index of GDP per capita in Purchasing Power Standards (PPS) is intended for cross-country comparisons rather than for temporal comparisons. GDP per capita when expressed in PPS eliminates the differences in price levels between countries allowing meaningful volume comparisons of GDP between countries. Expressed in relation to the European Union (EU27 = 100), a country with an index that is higher than 100 mean that this country's level of GDP per head is higher than the EU average.

Map 1: GDP per capita in Purchasing Power Standard, 2009
Map 1: GDP per capita in Purchasing Power Standard, 2009

Related indicators

  • GDP at market prices - current prices (euro per inhabitant)
  • GDP per capita in Purchasing Power Standards (PPS) EU27 = 100
  • Human Development Index (HDI)

Statistical data

DMC data available from EUROSTAT website: