# Syria: GDP per capita, PPP

* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
Syria

## GDP per capita, Purchasing Power Parity

Latest value 2,915
Year 2021
Measure U.S. dollars
Data availability 1990 - 2021
Average 4,536
Min - Max 2,915 - 6,078
Source The World Bank
The latest value from 2021 is 2915 U.S. dollars, a decline from 2954 U.S. dollars in 2020. In comparison, the world average is 25441 U.S. dollars, based on data from 187 countries. Historically, the average for Syria from 1990 to 2021 is 4536 U.S. dollars. The minimum value, 2915 U.S. dollars, was reached in 2021 while the maximum of 6078 U.S. dollars was recorded in 2011. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
Select indicator
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Recent data

Historical series

GDP per capita in Syria and other countries is calculated as the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) divided by the population.

We show the GDP per capita in Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) terms, i.e. we calculate the GDP per capita in different countries using U.S. prices. The PPP measure is useful to compare income across countries. It allows us to answer the following question: 'What can the average person in some country buy if they paid U.S. prices?'

Moreover, we use constant prices. Using the prices from only one year allows us to compare GDP per capita over time as the effect of inflation is eliminated. Otherwise, we are not sure if the increase in GDP is due to price increases or to a growth in production.

GDP per capita varies considerably across countries. In advanced economies, it exceeds 35,000 dollars per year. In some very poor countries, it is less than 1000 dollars per year.
Definition: GDP per capita based on purchasing power parity (PPP). PPP GDP is gross domestic product converted to international dollars using purchasing power parity rates. An international dollar has the same purchasing power over GDP as the U.S. dollar has in the United States. GDP at purchaser's prices is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. Data are in constant 2011 international dollars.

Selected articles from our guide:

What factors determine the exchange rates

International lending and sovereign debt

All articles

Related indicators Latest Reference Measure
Economic growth 1.30 2021 percent
GDP, constant dollars 15.9 2021 billion U.S. dollars
GDP, current U.S. dollars 8.98 2021 billion U.S. dollars
GDP per capita, current dollars 421.12 2021 U.S. dollars
GDP per capita, PPP 2,915 2021 U.S. dollars
GDP per capita, constant dollars 744.60 2021 U.S. dollars