Top 10 Chinese cities by per capita GDP in 2019 | Updated: 2020-04-27 06:30
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Shenzhen in Guangdong province ranked first among the cities with the strongest per capita GDP in 2019, hitting $29,498, followed by southeastern cities Wuxi and Suzhou in Jiangsu province, seeing per capita GDP of $26,100 and $25,900, respectively.

Per capita GDP is an important indicator of a region's economic wellbeing. Shenzhen, the first city in China to record per capita GDP hitting $10,000 in 2007, took only six years to double the number to $22,112 in 2013, and retained its crown in 2019.

Zhuhai and Erdos, with only 2 million population, generated over $20,000 per capita GDP in 2019, occupying fourth and fifth spots on the list. 

Shanghai delivered the strongest economic performance last year, registering the GDP of 3.82 trillion yuan, however, reported its per capita GDP of $22,800, ranking eighth, following Beijing, with per capita GDP of $23,800. Guangzhou's per capita GDP reached $22,700, taking the ninth spot.

The per capita GDP of 14 cities in China reached $20,000 in 2019, which is generally regarded as a threshold to developed economies.

According to 21st Century Business Herald, per capita GDP is not only related to the total economic volume and employed population size, but also closely ties to the cities' industrial structure. The higher the added value of the industry can generate, the higher output of per capita will be.

Let's take a look at the top 10 Chinese cities by per capita GDP in 2019. 

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