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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 Slovakia 5.1% 2002
=1 Belarus 5.1% 2002
3 Japan 4.8% 2002
4 Bulgaria 4.5% 2002
5 Egypt 4.4% 2002
6 Czech Republic 4.3% 2002
=7 Finland 4.2% 2002
=7 Rwanda 4.2% 2002
=9 Norway 4.1% 2002
=9 Hungary 4.1% 2002
=9 Pakistan 4.1% 2002
=12 Indonesia 4% 2002
=12 Luxembourg 4% 2002
=14 Bangladesh 3.9% 2002
=14 Slovenia 3.9% 2002
=16 Sweden 3.7% 2002
=16 Croatia 3.7% 2002
=18 Denmark 3.6% 2002
=18 Ukraine 3.6% 2002
=18 Vietnam 3.6% 2002
=21 Italy 3.5% 2002
=21 India 3.5% 2002
=21 Sri Lanka 3.5% 2002
European Union average (profile) 3.39% 2002
NATO countries average (profile) 3.38% 2002
=24 Jordan 3.3% 2002
=24 Germany 3.3% 2002
Eurozone average (profile) 3.29% 2002
=26 Tajikistan 3.2% 2002
=26 Nepal 3.2% 2002
=26 Laos 3.2% 2002
=26 Romania 3.2% 2002
=26 Belgium 3.2% 2002
=26 Poland 3.2% 2002
=26 Kyrgyzstan 3.2% 2002
High income OECD countries average (profile) 3.15% 2002
=33 Portugal 3.1% 2002
=33 Lithuania 3.1% 2002
Non-religious countries average (profile) 3.07% 2002
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 3.03% 2002
=35 Ethiopia 3% 2002
=35 Estonia 3% 2002
=35 Greece 3% 2002
=35 Yemen 3% 2002
=35 Cote d'Ivoire 3% 2002
=35 Uganda 3% 2002
=41 South Korea 2.9% 2002
=41 Cambodia 2.9% 2002
=41 Mongolia 2.9% 2002
=41 Latvia 2.9% 2002
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 2.84% 2002
=45 Canada 2.8% 2002
=45 Netherlands 2.8% 2002
=45 France 2.8% 2002
=45 Thailand 2.8% 2002
=45 Spain 2.8% 2002
=45 Azerbaijan 2.8% 2002
=45 Algeria 2.8% 2002
=52 Jamaica 2.7% 2002
=52 Kazakhstan 2.7% 2002
=54 Turkmenistan 2.6% 2002
=54 Madagascar 2.6% 2002
=54 Guinea 2.6% 2002
=54 Morocco 2.6% 2002
=54 Senegal 2.6% 2002
=54 Switzerland 2.6% 2002
Emerging markets average (profile) 2.51% 2002
=60 Ireland 2.5% 2002
=60 Mauritania 2.5% 2002
=60 Austria 2.5% 2002
=60 Mozambique 2.5% 2002
=64 Israel 2.4% 2002
=64 Kenya 2.4% 2002
=64 China 2.4% 2002
=64 Guyana 2.4% 2002
=68 Turkey 2.3% 2002
=68 Georgia 2.3% 2002
=68 Philippines 2.3% 2002
=68 Armenia 2.3% 2002
=68 Tunisia 2.3% 2002
=73 Ecuador 2.2% 2002
=73 United Kingdom 2.2% 2002
=73 Ghana 2.2% 2002
=76 Dominican Republic 2.1% 2002
=76 Trinidad and Tobago 2.1% 2002
=76 Uruguay 2.1% 2002
=79 Burkina Faso 2% 2002
=79 Australia 2% 2002
=79 Zimbabwe 2% 2002
=79 Saint Lucia 2% 2002
83 Cameroon 1.9% 2002
=84 United States 1.8% 2002
=84 Mali 1.8% 2002
=84 Burundi 1.8% 2002
=87 Malaysia 1.7% 2002
=87 Costa Rica 1.7% 2002
=87 Papua New Guinea 1.7% 2002
=87 Russia 1.7% 2002
=91 Nigeria 1.6% 2002
=91 The Gambia 1.6% 2002
=91 Guatemala 1.6% 2002
=91 Peru 1.6% 2002
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 1.39% 2002
=95 Mexico 1.3% 2002
=95 Bolivia 1.3% 2002
=95 Chile 1.3% 2002
=98 Panama 1.2% 2002
=98 El Salvador 1.2% 2002
=98 Uzbekistan 1.2% 2002
=101 Colombia 1.1% 2002
=101 South Africa 1.1% 2002
=101 Zambia 1.1% 2002
104 Swaziland 1% 2002
105 Lesotho 0.9% 2002
=106 Venezuela 0.8% 2002
=106 Niger 0.8% 2002
=108 Central African Republic 0.7% 2002
=108 Brazil 0.7% 2002
=108 Nicaragua 0.7% 2002
111 Honduras 0.6% 2002
=112 Sierra Leone 0.5% 2002
=112 Paraguay 0.5% 2002
=112 Guinea-Bissau 0.5% 2002

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Income distribution > Poorest 10%. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", 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%

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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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