Population

2010 2025
fast-facts-cities_1 1.5 billion
that’s 22% of the global population
2.0 billion
that’s 25% of the global population
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GDP

2010 2025
$30 trillion (2007)
that’s more than half of global GDP
$64 trillion (2025)
that’s nearly 60 percent of global GDP

 

Number of households

2010 2025
fast-facts-cities_4 485 million
average GDP per capita of $20,000
735 million
average GDP per capita of $32,000…of which 235 million households in developing world cities will have income above per annum $20,000
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* McKinsey’s City 600 lists the top 600 cities by contribution to global GDP growth from 2007 to 2025.
Source: McKinsey Global Institute, Urban World: Mapping the Economic Power of Cities, March 2011.