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Economy > Household income or consumption by percentage share > Highest 10%: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: This entry is derived from Economy > Household income or consumption by percentage share, which data on household income or consumption come from household surveys, the results adjusted for household size. Nations use different standards and procedures in collecting and adjusting the data. Surveys based on income will normally show a more unequal distribution than surveys based on consumption. The quality of surveys is improving with time, yet caution is still necessary in making inter-country comparisons.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Comoros 55.2% 2004
2 South Africa 51.7% 2009
3 Haiti 47.7% 2001
4 Bolivia 45.4% 2007
5 Angola 44.7% 2000
6 Colombia 44.4% 2010
7 Rwanda 43.2% 2011
8 Brazil 42.9% 2009
9 Chile 42.8% 2009
=10 Guatemala 42.4% 2006
=10 Russia 42.4% 2011
=10 Honduras 42.4% 2009
13 Namibia 42% 2010
14 Nicaragua 41.8% 2005
15 Mexico 41.4% 2008
16 Paraguay 41.1% 2010
17 Cape Verde 40.6% 2001
18 Papua New Guinea 40.5% 1996
19 Zimbabwe 40.4% 1995
20 Taiwan 40.3% 2010
=21 Swaziland 40.1% 2010
=21 Panama 40.1% 2010
=23 Costa Rica 39.5% 2009
=23 Sri Lanka 39.5% 2009
25 Lesotho 39.4% 2003
26 Pakistan 39.3% 2008
27 Zambia 38.8% 2004
28 Ecuador 38.3% 2013
29 Nigeria 38.2% 2010
30 Kenya 37.8% 2005
31 South Korea 37.7% 2011
32 Bhutan 37.6% 2003
33 Cambodia 37.3% 2007
34 Congo, Republic of the 37.1% 2005
35 El Salvador 37% 2009
36 The Gambia 36.9% 2003
37 Mozambique 36.7% 2008
38 Dominican Republic 36.4% 2010
=39 Peru 36.1% 2010
=39 Uganda 36.1% 2009
41 Qatar 35.9% 2011
42 Jamaica 35.8% 2004
43 Cameroon 35.4% 2001
44 Fiji 34.9% 2012
=45 Madagascar 34.7% 2010
=45 Malaysia 34.7% 2009
=45 Democratic Republic of the Congo 34.7% 2006
48 Republic of Macedonia 34.5% 2009
49 Uruguay 34.4% 2010
50 Guyana 33.8% 1999
=51 Sierra Leone 33.6% 2003
=51 Philippines 33.6% 2009
53 Maldives 33.3% 2010
54 Morocco 33.2% 2007
55 Central African Republic 33% 2003
56 Ghana 32.8% 2006
=57 Venezuela 32.7% 2006
=57 Gabon 32.7% 2005
59 Burma 32.4% 1998
60 Burkina Faso 32.2% 2009
61 Malawi 31.9% 2004
62 Cote d'Ivoire 31.8% 2008
63 Turkmenistan 31.7% 1998
=64 Thailand 31.5% 2009
=64 Tunisia 31.5% 2000
66 Georgia 31.3% 2008
67 India 31.1% 2005
68 Djibouti 30.9% 2002
=69 Yemen 30.8% 2005
=69 Chad 30.8% 2003
=71 Turkey 30.3% 2008
=71 Guinea 30.3% 2007
=71 Laos 30.3% 2008
74 Vietnam 30.2% 2008
=75 Liberia 30.1% 2007
=75 Senegal 30.1% 2005
77 United States 30% 2007
78 Indonesia 29.9% 2009
=79 Tanzania 29.6% 2007
=79 Uzbekistan 29.6% 2003
=79 Iran 29.6% 2005
=82 Nepal 29.5% 2011
=82 Mauritania 29.5% 2000
=82 Argentina 29.5% 2011
85 Lithuania 29.1% 2008
=86 Albania 29% 2008
=86 Benin 29% 2003
=88 Denmark 28.7% 2007
=88 Jordan 28.7% 2010
=90 United Kingdom 28.5% 1999
=90 Niger 28.5% 2007
=92 Portugal 28.4% 1995
=92 Mongolia 28.4% 2008
=92 Belgium 28.4% 2006
95 West Bank 28.2% 2012
=96 Guinea-Bissau 28% 2002
=96 Burundi 28% 2006
98 Kyrgyzstan 27.8% 2009
99 Estonia 27.7% 2004
=100 Latvia 27.6% 2008
=100 Egypt 27.6% 2005
=102 Japan 27.5% 2008
=102 Croatia 27.5% 2008
104 Azerbaijan 27.4% 2008
105 Bosnia and Herzegovina 27.3% 2007
106 Ireland 27.2% 2000
=107 Togo 27.1% 2006
=107 Poland 27.1% 2009
=109 East Timor 27% 2007
=109 Bangladesh 27% 2010
=111 Italy 26.8% 2000
=111 Algeria 26.8% 1995
113 Sudan 26.7% 2012
114 Spain 26.6% 2000
=115 Moldova 26% 2010
=115 Greece 26% 2000
117 Mali 25.8% 2010
118 Iraq 25.7% 2007
119 Ethiopia 25.6% 2005
=120 Australia 25.4% 1994
=120 Armenia 25.4% 2008
=122 Canada 24.8% 2000
=122 France 24.8% 2004
124 Finland 24.7% 2007
=125 Tajikistan 24.3% 2009
=125 Israel 24.3% 2008
=127 Montenegro 24.1% 2008
=127 Bulgaria 24.1% 2008
=129 Afghanistan 24% 2011
=129 Germany 24% 2000
131 Luxembourg 23.8% 2000
132 Kazakhstan 23.7% 2011
133 Singapore 23.2% 2008
134 Netherlands 22.9% 1999
135 Hungary 22.6% 2009
136 Ukraine 22.5% 2011
=137 Slovakia 22.4% 2009
=137 Czech Republic 22.4% 1996
139 Sweden 22.2% 2000
=140 The Bahamas 22% 2007
=140 Austria 22% 2011
142 Belarus 21.9% 2008
143 Norway 21% 2008
=144 Slovenia 19.8% 2011
=144 Romania 19.8% 2011
146 Switzerland 19% 2007
147 Seychelles 15.4% 2011
148 China 15% 2013

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Household income or consumption by percentage share > Highest 10%. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Household-income-or-consumption-by-percentage-share/Highest-10%

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