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Economy > Distribution of family income > Gini index: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: This index measures the degree of inequality in the distribution of family income in a country. The index is calculated from the Lorenz curve, in which cumulative family income is plotted against the number of families arranged from the poorest to the ric.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 SeychellesSeychelles 65.8 2007
2 LesothoLesotho 63.2 1995
3 South AfricaSouth Africa 63.1 2005
4 BotswanaBotswana 63 1993
5 Sierra LeoneSierra Leone 62.9 1989
6 Central African RepublicCentral Africa 61.3 1993
7 NamibiaNamibia 59.7 2010
8 HaitiHaiti 59.2 2001
9 ColombiaColombia 58.5 2011
10 HondurasHonduras 57.7 2007
11 GuatemalaGuatemala 55.1 2007
12 Hong KongHong Kong 53.7 2011
13 ThailandThailand 53.6 2009
14 ParaguayParaguay 53.2 2009
15 BoliviaBolivia 53 2010
16 ChileChile 52.1 2009
17 BrazilBrazil 51.9 2012
18 PanamaPanama 51 2010
19 Papua New GuineaPapua NG 50.9 1996
20 ZambiaZambia 50.8 2004
21 SwazilandSwaziland 50.4 2001
22 Costa RicaCosta Rica 50.3 2009
23 The GambiaThe Gambia 50.2 1998
24 ZimbabweZimbabwe 50.1 2006
25 Sri LankaSri Lanka 49 2010
26 MexicoMexico 48.2 2008
27 SingaporeSingapore 47.8 2012
28 EcuadorEcuador 47.7 2012
29 MadagascarMadagascar 47.5 2001
30 ChinaChina 47.4 2012
31 Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. 47.2 2010
32 El SalvadorEl Salvador 46.9 2007
33 RwandaRwanda 46.8 2000
34 MalaysiaMalaysia 46.2 2009
35 GeorgiaGeorgia 46 2011
36 PeruPeru 46 2010
37 ArgentinaArgentina 45.8 2009
38 MozambiqueMozambique 45.6 2008
39 JamaicaJamaica 45.5 2004
40 UruguayUruguay 45.3 2010
41 United StatesUnited States 45 2007
42 PhilippinesPhilippines 44.8 2009
43 CameroonCameroon 44.6 2001
44 GuyanaGuyana 44.6 2007
45 IranIran 44.5 2006
46 UgandaUganda 44.3 2009
47 NigeriaNigeria 43.7 2003
48 Republic of MacedoniaMacedonia Rep. 43.2 2009
49 KenyaKenya 42.5 2008
50 BurundiBurundi 42.4 1998
51 South KoreaSouth Korea 41.9 2011
52 RussiaRussia 41.7 2011
53 Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire 41.5 2008
54 SenegalSenegal 41.3 2001
55 QatarQatar 41.1 2007
56 MoroccoMorocco 40.9 2007
57 TurkmenistanTurkmenistan 40.8 1998
58 NicaraguaNicaragua 40.5 2010
59 TurkeyTurkey 40.2 2010
60 MaliMali 40.1 2001
61 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 40 2009
62 TunisiaTunisia 40 2005
63 JordanJordan 39.7 2007
64 Burkina FasoBurkina Faso 39.5 2007
65 GuineaGuinea 39.4 2007
66 GhanaGhana 39.4 2006
67 IsraelIsrael 39.2 2008
68 MalawiMalawi 39 2004
69 MauritiusMauritius 39 2006
70 VenezuelaVenezuela 39 2011
71 MauritaniaMauritania 39 2000
72 PortugalPortugal 38.5 2007
73 LiberiaLiberia 38.2 2007
74 MoldovaMoldova 38 2008
75 CambodiaCambodia 37.9 2008
76 YemenYemen 37.7 2005
77 TanzaniaTanzania 37.6 2007
78 VietnamVietnam 37.6 2008
79 JapanJapan 37.6 2008
80 IndonesiaIndonesia 36.8 2009
81 UzbekistanUzbekistan 36.8 2003
82 IndiaIndia 36.8 2004
83 LaosLaos 36.7 2008
84 MongoliaMongolia 36.5 2008
85 BeninBenin 36.5 2003
86 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia+ 36.2 2007
87 New ZealandNew Zealand 36.2 1997
88 LithuaniaLithuania 35.5 2009
89 AlgeriaAlgeria 35.3 1995
90 LatviaLatvia 35.2 2010
91 AlbaniaAlbania 34.5 2008
92 EgyptEgypt 34.4 2001
93 TaiwanTaiwan 34.2 2011
94 PolandPoland 34.1 2009
95 NigerNiger 34 2007
96 IrelandIreland 33.9 2010
97 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan 33.7 2008
98 BulgariaBulgaria 33.5 2008
99 KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan 33.4 2007
100 BangladeshBangladesh 33.2 2005
101 RomaniaRomania 33.2 2011
102 GreeceGreece 33 2005
103 NepalNepal 32.8 2010
104 FranceFrance 32.7 2008
105 TajikistanTajikistan 32.6 2006
106 CanadaCanada 32.1 2005
107 SpainSpain 32 2005
108 CroatiaCroatia 32 2010
109 East TimorEast Timor 31.9 2007
110 ItalyItaly 31.9 2011
111 EstoniaEstonia 31.3 2010
112 Czech RepublicCzech Republic 31 2009
113 NetherlandsNetherlands 30.9 2007
114 ArmeniaArmenia 30.9 2008
115 PakistanPakistan 30.6 2010
116 European UnionEuropean Union 30.4 2009
117 AustraliaAustralia 30.3 2008
NATO countries averageNATO average 30.21 2005
118 EthiopiaEthiopia 30 2000
119 KosovoKosovo 30 2006
European Union averageEuropean Union average 29.91 2005
Eurozone averageEurozone average 29.88 2005
120 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 29.6 2010
121 AfghanistanAfghanistan 29.4 2008
122 CyprusCyprus 29 2005
123 KazakhstanKazakhstan 28.9 2011
124 SerbiaSerbia 28.2 2008
125 UkraineUkraine 28.2 2009
126 BelgiumBelgium 28 2005
127 IcelandIceland 28 2006
128 MaltaMalta 27.4 2011
129 BelarusBelarus 27.2 2008
130 GermanyGermany 27 2006
131 FinlandFinland 26.8 2008
132 Serbia and MontenegroSerbia+ 26 2008
133 SlovakiaSlovakia 26 2005
134 LuxembourgLuxembourg 26 2005
135 AustriaAustria 26 2007
136 NorwayNorway 25 2008
137 DenmarkDenmark 24.8 2011
138 HungaryHungary 24.7 2009
139 MontenegroMontenegro 24.3 2010
140 SloveniaSlovenia 23.8 2011
141 SwedenSweden 23 2005

Citation

"All countries compared for Economy > Distribution of family income > Gini index", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Distribution-of-family-income/Gini-index

Economy > Distribution of family income > Gini index: Countries Compared Map

NationMaster

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You can't even spell 'According' right. FAIL

Posted on 10 Nov 2009

Ross Sharp is Not Smart

Ross Sharp is Not Smart

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I would like to know if there is a Gini cofficent for Puerto Rico.

Posted on 08 Nov 2009

Sandra Rosa

Sandra Rosa

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The difinition of the 'Gini' index is inadequate; please make it more exölicit.

Posted on 01 Nov 2009

Abraham Karammel

Abraham Karammel

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