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Economy > Income distribution > Poorest 10%: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Share of income or consumption (%). The distribution of income is typically more unequal than the distribution of consumption..

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 SlovakiaSlovakia 5.1% 2002
2 BelarusBelarus 5.1% 2002
3 JapanJapan 4.8% 2002
4 BulgariaBulgaria 4.5% 2002
5 EgyptEgypt 4.4% 2002
6 Czech RepublicCzech Republic 4.3% 2002
7 FinlandFinland 4.2% 2002
8 RwandaRwanda 4.2% 2002
9 NorwayNorway 4.1% 2002
10 HungaryHungary 4.1% 2002
11 PakistanPakistan 4.1% 2002
12 IndonesiaIndonesia 4% 2002
13 LuxembourgLuxembourg 4% 2002
14 BangladeshBangladesh 3.9% 2002
15 SloveniaSlovenia 3.9% 2002
16 SwedenSweden 3.7% 2002
17 CroatiaCroatia 3.7% 2002
18 DenmarkDenmark 3.6% 2002
19 UkraineUkraine 3.6% 2002
20 VietnamVietnam 3.6% 2002
21 ItalyItaly 3.5% 2002
22 IndiaIndia 3.5% 2002
23 Sri LankaSri Lanka 3.5% 2002
European Union averageEuropean Union average 3.39% 2002
NATO countries averageNATO average 3.38% 2002
24 JordanJordan 3.3% 2002
25 GermanyGermany 3.3% 2002
Eurozone averageEurozone average 3.29% 2002
26 TajikistanTajikistan 3.2% 2002
27 NepalNepal 3.2% 2002
28 LaosLaos 3.2% 2002
29 RomaniaRomania 3.2% 2002
30 BelgiumBelgium 3.2% 2002
31 PolandPoland 3.2% 2002
32 KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan 3.2% 2002
High income OECD countries averageHigh income OECD countries average 3.15% 2002
33 PortugalPortugal 3.1% 2002
34 LithuaniaLithuania 3.1% 2002
Non-religious countries averageNon-religious countries average 3.07% 2002
Group of 7 countries (G7) averageGroup of 7 countries (G7) average 3.03% 2002
35 EthiopiaEthiopia 3% 2002
36 EstoniaEstonia 3% 2002
37 GreeceGreece 3% 2002
38 YemenYemen 3% 2002
39 Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire 3% 2002
40 UgandaUganda 3% 2002
41 South KoreaSouth Korea 2.9% 2002
42 CambodiaCambodia 2.9% 2002
43 MongoliaMongolia 2.9% 2002
44 LatviaLatvia 2.9% 2002
Former Soviet republics averageFormer Soviet republics average 2.84% 2002
45 CanadaCanada 2.8% 2002
46 NetherlandsNetherlands 2.8% 2002
47 FranceFrance 2.8% 2002
48 ThailandThailand 2.8% 2002
49 SpainSpain 2.8% 2002
50 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan 2.8% 2002
51 AlgeriaAlgeria 2.8% 2002
52 JamaicaJamaica 2.7% 2002
53 KazakhstanKazakhstan 2.7% 2002
54 TurkmenistanTurkmenistan 2.6% 2002
55 MadagascarMadagascar 2.6% 2002
56 GuineaGuinea 2.6% 2002
57 MoroccoMorocco 2.6% 2002
58 SenegalSenegal 2.6% 2002
59 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 2.6% 2002
Emerging markets averageEmerging markets average 2.51% 2002
60 IrelandIreland 2.5% 2002
61 MauritaniaMauritania 2.5% 2002
62 AustriaAustria 2.5% 2002
63 MozambiqueMozambique 2.5% 2002
64 IsraelIsrael 2.4% 2002
65 KenyaKenya 2.4% 2002
66 ChinaChina 2.4% 2002
67 GuyanaGuyana 2.4% 2002
68 TurkeyTurkey 2.3% 2002
69 GeorgiaGeorgia 2.3% 2002
70 PhilippinesPhilippines 2.3% 2002
71 ArmeniaArmenia 2.3% 2002
72 TunisiaTunisia 2.3% 2002
73 EcuadorEcuador 2.2% 2002
74 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 2.2% 2002
75 GhanaGhana 2.2% 2002
76 Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. 2.1% 2002
77 Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ 2.1% 2002
78 UruguayUruguay 2.1% 2002
79 Burkina FasoBurkina Faso 2% 2002
80 AustraliaAustralia 2% 2002
81 ZimbabweZimbabwe 2% 2002
82 Saint LuciaSaint Lucia 2% 2002
83 CameroonCameroon 1.9% 2002
84 United StatesUnited States 1.8% 2002
85 MaliMali 1.8% 2002
86 BurundiBurundi 1.8% 2002
87 MalaysiaMalaysia 1.7% 2002
88 Costa RicaCosta Rica 1.7% 2002
89 Papua New GuineaPapua NG 1.7% 2002
90 RussiaRussia 1.7% 2002
91 NigeriaNigeria 1.6% 2002
92 The GambiaThe Gambia 1.6% 2002
93 GuatemalaGuatemala 1.6% 2002
94 PeruPeru 1.6% 2002
Former Spanish colonies averageFormer Spanish colonies average 1.39% 2002
95 MexicoMexico 1.3% 2002
96 BoliviaBolivia 1.3% 2002
97 ChileChile 1.3% 2002
98 PanamaPanama 1.2% 2002
99 El SalvadorEl Salvador 1.2% 2002
100 UzbekistanUzbekistan 1.2% 2002
101 ColombiaColombia 1.1% 2002
102 South AfricaSouth Africa 1.1% 2002
103 ZambiaZambia 1.1% 2002
104 SwazilandSwaziland 1% 2002
105 LesothoLesotho 0.9% 2002
106 VenezuelaVenezuela 0.8% 2002
107 NigerNiger 0.8% 2002
108 Central African RepublicCentral Africa 0.7% 2002
109 BrazilBrazil 0.7% 2002
110 NicaraguaNicaragua 0.7% 2002
111 HondurasHonduras 0.6% 2002
112 Sierra LeoneSierra Leone 0.5% 2002
113 ParaguayParaguay 0.5% 2002
114 Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau 0.5% 2002

Citation

"All countries compared for Economy > Income distribution > Poorest 10%", World Bank. 2002. World Development Indicators 2002. CD-ROM. Washington, DC. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Income-distribution/Poorest-10%

Economy > Income distribution > Poorest 10%: Countries Compared Map

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This is showing what percentage of the economy is consumed by the poorest 10%. So in the US, the poorest 10% consume 1.8% of the yearly economy (i.e) of all the money made in a year, the poorest 10% made 1.8% of it.

Posted on 25 Jun 2011

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