Survey mean consumption or income per capita, total population (2011 PPP $ per day)

Definition: Mean consumption or income per capita (2011 PPP $ per day) used in calculating the growth rate in the welfare aggregate of total population.

Description: The map below shows how Survey mean consumption or income per capita, total population (2011 PPP $ per day) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Luxembourg, with a value of 71.16. The country with the lowest value in the world is Madagascar, with a value of 1.53.

Source: World Bank, Global Database of Shared Prosperity (GDSP) circa 2008 - 2013 (http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/poverty/brief/global-database-of-shared-prosperity).

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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Limitations and Exceptions: Because household surveys are infrequent in most countries and are not aligned across countries, comparisons across countries or over time should be made with a high degree of caution.

Unit of Measure: 2011 PPP $

Periodicity: Annual

General Comments: The choice of consumption or income for a country is made according to which welfare aggregate is used to estimate extreme poverty in PovcalNet. The practice adopted by the World Bank for estimating global and regional poverty is, in principle, to use per