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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 Swaziland 50.2% 2002
2 Nicaragua 48.8% 2002
3 Brazil 48% 2002
4 Central African Republic 47.7% 2002
5 Burkina Faso 46.8% 2002
6 Colombia 46.1% 2002
7 Guatemala 46% 2002
8 South Africa 45.9% 2002
9 Chile 45.6% 2002
10 Paraguay 43.8% 2002
11 Sierra Leone 43.6% 2002
12 Lesotho 43.4% 2002
13 Honduras 42.7% 2002
14 Guinea-Bissau 42.4% 2002
15 Mexico 41.7% 2002
16 Zambia 41% 2002
17 Nigeria 40.8% 2002
18 Papua New Guinea 40.5% 2002
=19 Zimbabwe 40.4% 2002
=19 Mali 40.4% 2002
21 El Salvador 39.5% 2002
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 39.36% 2002
22 Russia 38.7% 2002
23 Malaysia 38.4% 2002
24 The Gambia 38.2% 2002
25 Dominican Republic 37.8% 2002
=26 Cameroon 36.6% 2002
=26 Philippines 36.6% 2002
28 Venezuela 36.5% 2002
29 Kenya 36.1% 2002
30 Panama 35.6% 2002
=31 Peru 35.4% 2002
=31 Niger 35.4% 2002
33 Armenia 35.2% 2002
34 Costa Rica 34.6% 2002
=35 Ecuador 33.8% 2002
=35 Cambodia 33.8% 2002
37 Ethiopia 33.7% 2002
=38 Senegal 33.5% 2002
=38 India 33.5% 2002
Emerging markets average (profile) 33.05% 2002
40 Burundi 32.9% 2002
41 Uzbekistan 32.8% 2002
42 Uruguay 32.7% 2002
43 Saint Lucia 32.5% 2002
44 Thailand 32.4% 2002
45 Turkey 32.3% 2002
=46 Guinea 32% 2002
=46 Bolivia 32% 2002
=46 Guyana 32% 2002
49 Tunisia 31.8% 2002
=50 Turkmenistan 31.7% 2002
=50 Mozambique 31.7% 2002
52 Morocco 30.9% 2002
53 Laos 30.6% 2002
54 United States 30.5% 2002
55 China 30.4% 2002
56 Jamaica 30.3% 2002
57 Ghana 30.1% 2002
=58 Trinidad and Tobago 29.9% 2002
=58 Vietnam 29.9% 2002
=60 Estonia 29.8% 2002
=60 Nepal 29.8% 2002
=60 Jordan 29.8% 2002
=60 Uganda 29.8% 2002
64 Cote d'Ivoire 28.8% 2002
=65 Madagascar 28.6% 2002
=65 Bangladesh 28.6% 2002
=67 Portugal 28.4% 2002
=67 Mauritania 28.4% 2002
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 28.38% 2002
69 Israel 28.3% 2002
70 Sri Lanka 28% 2002
71 Georgia 27.9% 2002
72 Azerbaijan 27.8% 2002
73 United Kingdom 27.7% 2002
74 Pakistan 27.6% 2002
75 Ireland 27.4% 2002
76 Kyrgyzstan 27.2% 2002
77 Algeria 26.8% 2002
78 Indonesia 26.7% 2002
79 Kazakhstan 26.3% 2002
=80 Yemen 25.9% 2002
=80 Latvia 25.9% 2002
82 Lithuania 25.6% 2002
Non-religious countries average (profile) 25.54% 2002
83 Australia 25.4% 2002
84 Greece 25.3% 2002
=85 Tajikistan 25.2% 2002
=85 Spain 25.2% 2002
=85 Switzerland 25.2% 2002
=88 Netherlands 25.1% 2002
=88 France 25.1% 2002
=90 Romania 25% 2002
=90 Egypt 25% 2002
High income OECD countries average (profile) 24.97% 2002
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 24.9% 2002
92 Poland 24.7% 2002
93 Mongolia 24.5% 2002
94 South Korea 24.3% 2002
NATO countries average (profile) 24.28% 2002
Eurozone average (profile) 24.25% 2002
95 Rwanda 24.2% 2002
European Union average (profile) 23.87% 2002
96 Canada 23.8% 2002
97 Germany 23.7% 2002
98 Croatia 23.3% 2002
99 Ukraine 23.2% 2002
=100 Slovenia 23% 2002
=100 Belgium 23% 2002
102 Bulgaria 22.8% 2002
103 Austria 22.5% 2002
104 Czech Republic 22.4% 2002
105 Luxembourg 22% 2002
=106 Norway 21.8% 2002
=106 Italy 21.8% 2002
108 Japan 21.7% 2002
109 Finland 21.6% 2002
=110 Denmark 20.5% 2002
=110 Hungary 20.5% 2002
112 Sweden 20.1% 2002
113 Belarus 20% 2002
114 Slovakia 18.2% 2002

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Income distribution > Richest 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/Richest-10%

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