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Economy > Income distribution > Poorest 20%: 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 11.9% 2002
2 Belarus 11.4% 2002
3 Japan 10.6% 2002
4 Czech Republic 10.3% 2002
5 Bulgaria 10.1% 2002
=6 Finland 10% 2002
=6 Hungary 10% 2002
8 Egypt 9.8% 2002
=9 Norway 9.7% 2002
=9 Rwanda 9.7% 2002
=11 Denmark 9.6% 2002
=11 Sweden 9.6% 2002
=13 Luxembourg 9.4% 2002
=13 Pakistan 9.4% 2002
15 Slovenia 9.1% 2002
16 Indonesia 9% 2002
=17 Ukraine 8.8% 2002
=17 Croatia 8.8% 2002
=19 Bangladesh 8.7% 2002
=19 Italy 8.7% 2002
European Union average (profile) 8.41% 2002
NATO countries average (profile) 8.34% 2002
21 Belgium 8.3% 2002
22 Germany 8.2% 2002
Eurozone average (profile) 8.16% 2002
23 India 8.1% 2002
=24 Tajikistan 8% 2002
=24 Vietnam 8% 2002
=24 Romania 8% 2002
=24 Sri Lanka 8% 2002
High income OECD countries average (profile) 7.9% 2002
=28 Lithuania 7.8% 2002
=28 Poland 7.8% 2002
Non-religious countries average (profile) 7.65% 2002
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 7.64% 2002
=30 Nepal 7.6% 2002
=30 Jordan 7.6% 2002
=30 Laos 7.6% 2002
=30 Latvia 7.6% 2002
=30 Kyrgyzstan 7.6% 2002
=35 Canada 7.5% 2002
=35 South Korea 7.5% 2002
=35 Greece 7.5% 2002
=35 Spain 7.5% 2002
39 Yemen 7.4% 2002
=40 Portugal 7.3% 2002
=40 Mongolia 7.3% 2002
=42 Netherlands 7.2% 2002
=42 France 7.2% 2002
=44 Ethiopia 7.1% 2002
=44 Cote d'Ivoire 7.1% 2002
=44 Uganda 7.1% 2002
=47 Estonia 7% 2002
=47 Algeria 7% 2002
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 6.99% 2002
=49 Cambodia 6.9% 2002
=49 Azerbaijan 6.9% 2002
=49 Austria 6.9% 2002
=49 Switzerland 6.9% 2002
=53 Ireland 6.7% 2002
=53 Jamaica 6.7% 2002
=53 Kazakhstan 6.7% 2002
=56 Morocco 6.5% 2002
=56 Mozambique 6.5% 2002
=58 Madagascar 6.4% 2002
=58 Guinea 6.4% 2002
=58 Thailand 6.4% 2002
=58 Senegal 6.4% 2002
=58 Mauritania 6.4% 2002
63 Guyana 6.3% 2002
Emerging markets average (profile) 6.17% 2002
=64 Turkmenistan 6.1% 2002
=64 Georgia 6.1% 2002
=64 Israel 6.1% 2002
=64 United Kingdom 6.1% 2002
=68 Australia 5.9% 2002
=68 China 5.9% 2002
70 Turkey 5.8% 2002
71 Tunisia 5.7% 2002
=72 Ghana 5.6% 2002
=72 Kenya 5.6% 2002
=74 Trinidad and Tobago 5.5% 2002
=74 Armenia 5.5% 2002
=76 Ecuador 5.4% 2002
=76 Philippines 5.4% 2002
=76 Uruguay 5.4% 2002
=79 Saint Lucia 5.2% 2002
=79 United States 5.2% 2002
=81 Dominican Republic 5.1% 2002
=81 Burundi 5.1% 2002
83 Zimbabwe 4.7% 2002
=84 Cameroon 4.6% 2002
=84 Burkina Faso 4.6% 2002
=84 Mali 4.6% 2002
87 Papua New Guinea 4.5% 2002
=88 Malaysia 4.4% 2002
=88 Costa Rica 4.4% 2002
=88 Nigeria 4.4% 2002
=88 Peru 4.4% 2002
=88 Russia 4.4% 2002
=93 Uzbekistan 4% 2002
=93 The Gambia 4% 2002
=93 Bolivia 4% 2002
96 Guatemala 3.8% 2002
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 3.76% 2002
97 Panama 3.6% 2002
98 Mexico 3.5% 2002
=99 El Salvador 3.3% 2002
=99 Chile 3.3% 2002
=99 Zambia 3.3% 2002
=102 Colombia 3% 2002
=102 Venezuela 3% 2002
104 South Africa 2.9% 2002
105 Lesotho 2.8% 2002
106 Swaziland 2.7% 2002
107 Niger 2.6% 2002
108 Nicaragua 2.3% 2002
=109 Brazil 2.2% 2002
=109 Honduras 2.2% 2002
111 Guinea-Bissau 2.1% 2002
112 Central African Republic 2% 2002
113 Paraguay 1.9% 2002
114 Sierra Leone 1.1% 2002

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Income distribution > Poorest 20%. 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-20%

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