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Economy > Income distribution > Richest 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 Central African RepublicCentral Africa 65% 2002
2 South AfricaSouth Africa 64.8% 2002
3 SwazilandSwaziland 64.4% 2002
4 BrazilBrazil 64.1% 2002
5 NicaraguaNicaragua 63.6% 2002
6 Sierra LeoneSierra Leone 63.4% 2002
7 ChileChile 61% 2002
8 ColombiaColombia 60.9% 2002
9 ParaguayParaguay 60.7% 2002
10 GuatemalaGuatemala 60.6% 2002
11 Burkina FasoBurkina Faso 60.4% 2002
12 LesothoLesotho 60.1% 2002
13 HondurasHonduras 59.4% 2002
14 Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau 58.9% 2002
15 MexicoMexico 57.4% 2002
16 ZambiaZambia 56.6% 2002
17 Papua New GuineaPapua NG 56.5% 2002
18 El SalvadorEl Salvador 56.4% 2002
19 MaliMali 56.2% 2002
20 NigeriaNigeria 55.7% 2002
21 ZimbabweZimbabwe 55.7% 2002
Former Spanish colonies averageFormer Spanish colonies average 55.35% 2002
22 The GambiaThe Gambia 55.2% 2002
23 MalaysiaMalaysia 54.3% 2002
24 RussiaRussia 53.7% 2002
25 Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. 53.3% 2002
26 NigerNiger 53.3% 2002
27 VenezuelaVenezuela 53.2% 2002
28 CameroonCameroon 53.1% 2002
29 PanamaPanama 52.8% 2002
30 PhilippinesPhilippines 52.3% 2002
31 KenyaKenya 51.2% 2002
32 PeruPeru 51.2% 2002
33 Costa RicaCosta Rica 51% 2002
34 ArmeniaArmenia 50.6% 2002
35 EcuadorEcuador 49.7% 2002
36 UzbekistanUzbekistan 49.1% 2002
37 BoliviaBolivia 49.1% 2002
38 ThailandThailand 48.4% 2002
39 Saint LuciaSaint Lucia 48.3% 2002
40 UruguayUruguay 48.3% 2002
Emerging markets averageEmerging markets average 48.24% 2002
41 SenegalSenegal 48.2% 2002
42 BurundiBurundi 48% 2002
43 TunisiaTunisia 47.9% 2002
44 EthiopiaEthiopia 47.7% 2002
45 TurkeyTurkey 47.7% 2002
46 CambodiaCambodia 47.6% 2002
47 TurkmenistanTurkmenistan 47.5% 2002
48 GuineaGuinea 47.2% 2002
49 GuyanaGuyana 46.9% 2002
50 GhanaGhana 46.7% 2002
51 MoroccoMorocco 46.6% 2002
52 ChinaChina 46.6% 2002
53 MozambiqueMozambique 46.5% 2002
54 United StatesUnited States 46.4% 2002
55 IndiaIndia 46.1% 2002
56 JamaicaJamaica 46% 2002
57 Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ 45.9% 2002
58 EstoniaEstonia 45.1% 2002
59 LaosLaos 45% 2002
60 UgandaUganda 44.9% 2002
61 MadagascarMadagascar 44.8% 2002
62 NepalNepal 44.8% 2002
63 VietnamVietnam 44.5% 2002
64 JordanJordan 44.4% 2002
65 IsraelIsrael 44.2% 2002
66 Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire 44.2% 2002
67 MauritaniaMauritania 44.1% 2002
68 GeorgiaGeorgia 43.6% 2002
Former Soviet republics averageFormer Soviet republics average 43.53% 2002
69 PortugalPortugal 43.4% 2002
70 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan 43.3% 2002
71 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 43.2% 2002
72 IrelandIreland 42.9% 2002
73 BangladeshBangladesh 42.8% 2002
74 Sri LankaSri Lanka 42.8% 2002
75 AlgeriaAlgeria 42.6% 2002
76 KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan 42.5% 2002
77 KazakhstanKazakhstan 42.3% 2002
78 AustraliaAustralia 41.3% 2002
79 YemenYemen 41.2% 2002
80 IndonesiaIndonesia 41.1% 2002
81 PakistanPakistan 41.1% 2002
82 MongoliaMongolia 40.9% 2002
Non-religious countries averageNon-religious countries average 40.58% 2002
83 GreeceGreece 40.3% 2002
84 LithuaniaLithuania 40.3% 2002
85 SpainSpain 40.3% 2002
86 LatviaLatvia 40.3% 2002
87 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 40.3% 2002
88 FranceFrance 40.2% 2002
89 NetherlandsNetherlands 40.1% 2002
90 TajikistanTajikistan 40% 2002
Group of 7 countries (G7) averageGroup of 7 countries (G7) average 39.93% 2002
High income OECD countries averageHigh income OECD countries average 39.82% 2002
91 PolandPoland 39.7% 2002
92 RomaniaRomania 39.4% 2002
93 CanadaCanada 39.3% 2002
94 South KoreaSouth Korea 39.3% 2002
95 RwandaRwanda 39.1% 2002
Eurozone averageEurozone average 39.01% 2002
96 EgyptEgypt 39% 2002
NATO countries averageNATO average 38.9% 2002
97 GermanyGermany 38.5% 2002
European Union averageEuropean Union average 38.49% 2002
98 AustriaAustria 38% 2002
99 CroatiaCroatia 38% 2002
100 UkraineUkraine 37.8% 2002
101 SloveniaSlovenia 37.7% 2002
102 BelgiumBelgium 37.3% 2002
103 BulgariaBulgaria 36.8% 2002
104 LuxembourgLuxembourg 36.5% 2002
105 ItalyItaly 36.3% 2002
106 Czech RepublicCzech Republic 35.9% 2002
107 NorwayNorway 35.8% 2002
108 FinlandFinland 35.8% 2002
109 JapanJapan 35.6% 2002
110 DenmarkDenmark 34.5% 2002
111 SwedenSweden 34.5% 2002
112 HungaryHungary 34.4% 2002
113 BelarusBelarus 33.3% 2002
114 SlovakiaSlovakia 31.4% 2002

Citation

"All countries compared for Economy > Income distribution > Richest 20%", 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-20%

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