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Economy > Income distribution > Richest 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 SwazilandSwaziland 50.2% 2002
2 NicaraguaNicaragua 48.8% 2002
3 BrazilBrazil 48% 2002
4 Central African RepublicCentral Africa 47.7% 2002
5 Burkina FasoBurkina Faso 46.8% 2002
6 ColombiaColombia 46.1% 2002
7 GuatemalaGuatemala 46% 2002
8 South AfricaSouth Africa 45.9% 2002
9 ChileChile 45.6% 2002
10 ParaguayParaguay 43.8% 2002
11 Sierra LeoneSierra Leone 43.6% 2002
12 LesothoLesotho 43.4% 2002
13 HondurasHonduras 42.7% 2002
14 Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau 42.4% 2002
15 MexicoMexico 41.7% 2002
16 ZambiaZambia 41% 2002
17 NigeriaNigeria 40.8% 2002
18 Papua New GuineaPapua NG 40.5% 2002
19 ZimbabweZimbabwe 40.4% 2002
20 MaliMali 40.4% 2002
21 El SalvadorEl Salvador 39.5% 2002
Former Spanish colonies averageFormer Spanish colonies average 39.36% 2002
22 RussiaRussia 38.7% 2002
23 MalaysiaMalaysia 38.4% 2002
24 The GambiaThe Gambia 38.2% 2002
25 Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. 37.8% 2002
26 CameroonCameroon 36.6% 2002
27 PhilippinesPhilippines 36.6% 2002
28 VenezuelaVenezuela 36.5% 2002
29 KenyaKenya 36.1% 2002
30 PanamaPanama 35.6% 2002
31 PeruPeru 35.4% 2002
32 NigerNiger 35.4% 2002
33 ArmeniaArmenia 35.2% 2002
34 Costa RicaCosta Rica 34.6% 2002
35 EcuadorEcuador 33.8% 2002
36 CambodiaCambodia 33.8% 2002
37 EthiopiaEthiopia 33.7% 2002
38 SenegalSenegal 33.5% 2002
39 IndiaIndia 33.5% 2002
Emerging markets averageEmerging markets average 33.05% 2002
40 BurundiBurundi 32.9% 2002
41 UzbekistanUzbekistan 32.8% 2002
42 UruguayUruguay 32.7% 2002
43 Saint LuciaSaint Lucia 32.5% 2002
44 ThailandThailand 32.4% 2002
45 TurkeyTurkey 32.3% 2002
46 GuineaGuinea 32% 2002
47 BoliviaBolivia 32% 2002
48 GuyanaGuyana 32% 2002
49 TunisiaTunisia 31.8% 2002
50 TurkmenistanTurkmenistan 31.7% 2002
51 MozambiqueMozambique 31.7% 2002
52 MoroccoMorocco 30.9% 2002
53 LaosLaos 30.6% 2002
54 United StatesUnited States 30.5% 2002
55 ChinaChina 30.4% 2002
56 JamaicaJamaica 30.3% 2002
57 GhanaGhana 30.1% 2002
58 Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ 29.9% 2002
59 VietnamVietnam 29.9% 2002
60 EstoniaEstonia 29.8% 2002
61 NepalNepal 29.8% 2002
62 JordanJordan 29.8% 2002
63 UgandaUganda 29.8% 2002
64 Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire 28.8% 2002
65 MadagascarMadagascar 28.6% 2002
66 BangladeshBangladesh 28.6% 2002
67 PortugalPortugal 28.4% 2002
68 MauritaniaMauritania 28.4% 2002
Former Soviet republics averageFormer Soviet republics average 28.38% 2002
69 IsraelIsrael 28.3% 2002
70 Sri LankaSri Lanka 28% 2002
71 GeorgiaGeorgia 27.9% 2002
72 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan 27.8% 2002
73 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 27.7% 2002
74 PakistanPakistan 27.6% 2002
75 IrelandIreland 27.4% 2002
76 KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan 27.2% 2002
77 AlgeriaAlgeria 26.8% 2002
78 IndonesiaIndonesia 26.7% 2002
79 KazakhstanKazakhstan 26.3% 2002
80 YemenYemen 25.9% 2002
81 LatviaLatvia 25.9% 2002
82 LithuaniaLithuania 25.6% 2002
Non-religious countries averageNon-religious countries average 25.54% 2002
83 AustraliaAustralia 25.4% 2002
84 GreeceGreece 25.3% 2002
85 TajikistanTajikistan 25.2% 2002
86 SpainSpain 25.2% 2002
87 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 25.2% 2002
88 NetherlandsNetherlands 25.1% 2002
89 FranceFrance 25.1% 2002
90 RomaniaRomania 25% 2002
91 EgyptEgypt 25% 2002
High income OECD countries averageHigh income OECD countries average 24.97% 2002
Group of 7 countries (G7) averageGroup of 7 countries (G7) average 24.9% 2002
92 PolandPoland 24.7% 2002
93 MongoliaMongolia 24.5% 2002
94 South KoreaSouth Korea 24.3% 2002
NATO countries averageNATO average 24.28% 2002
Eurozone averageEurozone average 24.25% 2002
95 RwandaRwanda 24.2% 2002
European Union averageEuropean Union average 23.87% 2002
96 CanadaCanada 23.8% 2002
97 GermanyGermany 23.7% 2002
98 CroatiaCroatia 23.3% 2002
99 UkraineUkraine 23.2% 2002
100 SloveniaSlovenia 23% 2002
101 BelgiumBelgium 23% 2002
102 BulgariaBulgaria 22.8% 2002
103 AustriaAustria 22.5% 2002
104 Czech RepublicCzech Republic 22.4% 2002
105 LuxembourgLuxembourg 22% 2002
106 NorwayNorway 21.8% 2002
107 ItalyItaly 21.8% 2002
108 JapanJapan 21.7% 2002
109 FinlandFinland 21.6% 2002
110 DenmarkDenmark 20.5% 2002
111 HungaryHungary 20.5% 2002
112 SwedenSweden 20.1% 2002
113 BelarusBelarus 20% 2002
114 SlovakiaSlovakia 18.2% 2002

Citation

"All countries compared for Economy > Income distribution > Richest 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/Richest-10%

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