Data

GDP price levels relative to the US

What you should know about this indicator

Price level ratio is the ratio of a purchasing power parity (PPP) conversion factor to an exchange rate. It provides a measure of the differences in price levels between countries by indicating the number of units of the common currency needed to buy the same volume of the aggregation level in each country. At the level of GDP, they provide a measure of the differences in the general price levels of countries.

Statistical concept and methodology: For more information on underlying GDP in current international dollar, please refer to the metadata for "GDP, PPP (current international $)" [NY.GDP.MKTP.PP.CD]. For more information on market exchange reate, please refer to the metadata for "DEC alternative conversion factor (LCU per US$)" [PA.NUS.ATLS]. For the concept and methodology of PPP, please refer to the International Comparison Program (ICP)’s website (https://www.worldbank.org/en/programs/icp).

Source
Multiple sources compiled by World Bank (2024) – processed by Our World in Data
Last updated
May 20, 2024
Next expected update
May 2025
Date range
1990–2022
Unit
GDP

Sources and processing

This data is based on the following sources

The World Development Indicators (WDI) is the primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources. It presents the most current and accurate global development data available, and includes national, regional and global estimates.

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May 20, 2024
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