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The anamorphisis proposed by the Cité de l'économie
will show you the world in a way you may have never seen it.

Select the indicator of your choice at the top left of the screen
and then click on the 'Run the animation' button.

The surface of each country on the map then becomes proportional to the chosen indicator.
Thus, two countries that have the same value for this indicator
will have the same surface after transformation.

For some indicators, you can follow the evolution of the map over time by clicking the ► button that appears at the bottom left of the map.

The indicator currently selected is:
"Annual wealth created in each country, per capita, in purchasing power parity terms, in 2011 euro, 1980-2014"

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This indicator gives the average per capita standard of living in each country.
To enable international comparisons, country GDPs are converted into 2011 euro using an exchange rate that reflects price differentials with the euro area. These exchange rates, known as purchasing power parity (PPP) rates, make it possible to equalise the price of an identical basket of goods and services across different countries.
Between 1980 and 2014, average annual per capita global wealth grew by 60% to reach 10,331 2011 PPP euro: the increase in wealth was therefore more rapid than that in the world's population.
However, very great disparities remain between the world's regions. The gap between the Americas, Europe and Oceania on the one side and Africa on the other has widened: whereas the average wealth created per capita in Africa only increased marginally, that in these three other continents grew by 50%.
As regards Asia, there was a narrowing of this gap, notably thanks to the economic development of a number of countries (South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan in the 1980s, and China, India and the countries of South-East Asia since then).
In 2014, it was the countries of the Middle East and the island of Macau, which belongs to China, which recorded the highest per capita wealth creation.   Find out more
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