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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 Seychelles 65.8 2007
2 Lesotho 63.2 1995
3 South Africa 63.1 2005
4 Botswana 63 1993
5 Sierra Leone 62.9 1989
6 Central African Republic 61.3 1993
7 Namibia 59.7 2010
8 Haiti 59.2 2001
9 Colombia 58.5 2011
10 Honduras 57.7 2007
11 Guatemala 55.1 2007
12 Hong Kong 53.7 2011
13 Thailand 53.6 2009
14 Paraguay 53.2 2009
15 Bolivia 53 2010
16 Chile 52.4 2009
=17 Panama 51.9 2010
=17 Brazil 51.9 2012
19 Papua New Guinea 50.9 1996
20 Zambia 50.8 2004
21 Swaziland 50.4 2001
22 Costa Rica 50.3 2009
23 The Gambia 50.2 1998
24 Zimbabwe 50.1 2006
25 Sri Lanka 49 2010
26 Mexico 48.2 2008
27 Singapore 47.8 2012
28 Ecuador 47.7 2012
29 Madagascar 47.5 2001
30 China 47.4 2012
31 Dominican Republic 47.2 2010
32 El Salvador 46.9 2007
33 Rwanda 46.8 2000
=34 Georgia 46 2011
=34 Peru 46 2010
36 Argentina 45.7 2009
37 Mozambique 45.6 2008
38 Jamaica 45.5 2004
39 Uruguay 45.3 2010
40 United States 45 2007
41 Philippines 44.8 2009
=42 Cameroon 44.6 2001
=42 Guyana 44.6 2007
44 Iran 44.5 2006
45 Uganda 44.3 2009
46 Malaysia 44.1 2009
47 Nigeria 43.7 2003
48 Republic of Macedonia 43.2 2009
49 Kenya 42.5 2008
50 Burundi 42.4 1998
51 South Korea 41.9 2011
52 Russia 41.7 2011
53 Cote d'Ivoire 41.5 2008
54 Senegal 41.3 2001
55 Qatar 41.1 2007
56 Morocco 40.9 2007
57 Turkmenistan 40.8 1998
58 Nicaragua 40.5 2010
59 Turkey 40.2 2010
60 Mali 40.1 2001
=61 United Kingdom 40 2009
=61 Tunisia 40 2005
63 Jordan 39.7 2007
64 Burkina Faso 39.5 2007
=65 Guinea 39.4 2007
=65 Ghana 39.4 2006
67 Israel 39.2 2008
=68 Malawi 39 2004
=68 Mauritius 39 2006
=68 Venezuela 39 2011
=68 Mauritania 39 2000
72 Portugal 38.5 2007
73 Liberia 38.2 2007
74 Moldova 38 2008
75 Cambodia 37.9 2008
76 Yemen 37.7 2005
=77 Tanzania 37.6 2007
=77 Vietnam 37.6 2008
=77 Japan 37.6 2008
80 Indonesia 37 2009
=81 Uzbekistan 36.8 2003
=81 India 36.8 2004
83 Laos 36.7 2008
=84 Mongolia 36.5 2008
=84 Benin 36.5 2003
=86 Bosnia and Herzegovina 36.2 2007
=86 New Zealand 36.2 1997
88 Lithuania 35.5 2009
89 Algeria 35.3 1995
90 Latvia 35.2 2010
91 Albania 34.5 2008
92 Egypt 34.4 2001
93 Taiwan 34.2 2011
94 Poland 34.1 2009
95 Niger 34 2007
96 Ireland 33.9 2010
97 Azerbaijan 33.7 2008
98 Kyrgyzstan 33.4 2007
=99 Bangladesh 33.2 2005
=99 Romania 33.2 2011
101 Greece 33 2005
102 Nepal 32.8 2010
103 France 32.7 2008
104 Tajikistan 32.6 2006
105 Canada 32.1 2005
=106 Spain 32 2005
=106 Croatia 32 2010
=108 East Timor 31.9 2007
=108 Italy 31.9 2011
110 Estonia 31.3 2010
111 Czech Republic 31 2009
=112 Netherlands 30.9 2007
=112 Armenia 30.9 2008
114 Pakistan 30.6 2010
115 European Union 30.4 2009
116 Australia 30.3 2008
NATO countries average (profile) 30.21 2005
=117 Ethiopia 30 2000
=117 Kosovo 30 2006
European Union average (profile) 29.91 2005
Eurozone average (profile) 29.88 2005
119 Bulgaria 29.8 2008
120 Switzerland 29.6 2010
121 Afghanistan 29.4 2008
122 Cyprus 29 2005
123 Kazakhstan 28.9 2011
=124 Serbia 28.2 2008
=124 Ukraine 28.2 2009
=126 Belgium 28 2005
=126 Iceland 28 2006
128 Malta 27.4 2011
129 Belarus 27.2 2008
130 Germany 27 2006
131 Finland 26.8 2008
=132 Serbia and Montenegro 26 2008
=132 Slovakia 26 2005
=132 Luxembourg 26 2005
=132 Austria 26 2007
136 Norway 25 2008
137 Denmark 24.8 2011
138 Hungary 24.7 2009
139 Montenegro 24.3 2010
140 Slovenia 23.8 2011
141 Sweden 23 2005

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Distribution of family income > Gini index. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", 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

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Interesting observations about Economy > Distribution of family income > Gini index

All of the top 2 countries by distribution of family income > gini index are Christian.
23 of the top 29 countries by distribution of family income > gini index are Hot countries.
Sweden has ranked last for distribution of family income > gini index since 2000.
3 of the top 5 countries by distribution of family income > gini index are Former British Colonies'.
South Africa has ranked in the top 2 for distribution of family income > gini index since 1994.
Brazil has ranked in the top 3 for distribution of family income > gini index since 1998.
Bolivia has ranked in the top 3 for distribution of family income > gini index since 1997.
2 of the top 4 countries by distribution of family income > gini index are Tourist destination.
9 of the top 18 countries by distribution of family income > gini index are Catholic.
Colombia has ranked in the top 2 for distribution of family income > gini index since 2009.

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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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