GDP per capita in current prices of Germany 2024

Germany’s GDP per capita stood at almost 48,000 U.S. dollars in 2018, and it is forecast to exceed 50,000 U.S. dollars by 2021. Germany ranked among the top 20 countries worldwide with the highest GDP per capita in 2017 – Luxembourg, Switzerland, and Macao SAR were ranked the top three nations.

Rising annual income in Germany

The average annual wage in Germany has increased by around 5,000 euros since 2000, reaching in excess of 39,000 euros in 2016. Germany had the tenth-highest average annual wage among selected European Union countries in 2017, ranking between France and the United Kingdom.

Growing employment

More than two thirds of the working population in Germany are employed in the service sector, which generated the greatest share of the country’s GDP in 2018. Unemployment in Germany soared to its highest level in decades in 2005, but the rate has since dropped to below 3.5 percent. The youth unemployment rate in Germany has more than halved since 2005 and currently stands around 6.5 percent.

Germany: Gross domestic product (GDP) per capita in current prices from 1984 to 2024

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Release date

October 2019



Survey time period

1984 to 2018

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