World GDP II

 

World GDP II

Here is a model on a 30 to 1 scale presenting population within Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at $2,000 increments. The full scale structure would measure 50 feet by 90 feet. There are 34 squares each displaying populations within those GDP per capita levels of $2,000. Included below are two tables explaining the math.

Viewing from the top, each square foot on the full scale equals about 3,000,000 people. For example :

  • 218,017,976 people live in countries with a GDP per capita between $12,000 and $14,000.

  • The square top measures 8.5 feet by 8.5 feet or 72.5 square feet.

  • 72.5 sq ft x 3,000,000 = about 281,000,000 people

The height of the square (oblong) represents the GDP per capita - each 3/4 foot equals $2,000. So for this population of 218,017,976 the structure rises nearly 5 feet ( 7th GDP level x .75 feet = 5 feet )

The largest square measures 850 sq ft (29 feet per side) with a population of 2,558,366,717. The structure is only 9 inches high or a GDP per capita between 0 and $2,000. This is 35% of the planet's human population, a dismal number indeed. In fact nearly 75% of the people on Earth live in countries with a GDP per capita under $8,000.

Common Ground 191 World GDP II

Common Ground 191 World GDP II

Common Ground 191 World GDP II

Common Ground 191 World GDP

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