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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 Republic 65% 2002
2 South Africa 64.8% 2002
3 Swaziland 64.4% 2002
4 Brazil 64.1% 2002
5 Nicaragua 63.6% 2002
6 Sierra Leone 63.4% 2002
7 Chile 61% 2002
8 Colombia 60.9% 2002
9 Paraguay 60.7% 2002
10 Guatemala 60.6% 2002
11 Burkina Faso 60.4% 2002
12 Lesotho 60.1% 2002
13 Honduras 59.4% 2002
14 Guinea-Bissau 58.9% 2002
15 Mexico 57.4% 2002
16 Zambia 56.6% 2002
17 Papua New Guinea 56.5% 2002
18 El Salvador 56.4% 2002
19 Mali 56.2% 2002
=20 Nigeria 55.7% 2002
=20 Zimbabwe 55.7% 2002
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 55.35% 2002
22 The Gambia 55.2% 2002
23 Malaysia 54.3% 2002
24 Russia 53.7% 2002
=25 Dominican Republic 53.3% 2002
=25 Niger 53.3% 2002
27 Venezuela 53.2% 2002
28 Cameroon 53.1% 2002
29 Panama 52.8% 2002
30 Philippines 52.3% 2002
=31 Kenya 51.2% 2002
=31 Peru 51.2% 2002
33 Costa Rica 51% 2002
34 Armenia 50.6% 2002
35 Ecuador 49.7% 2002
=36 Uzbekistan 49.1% 2002
=36 Bolivia 49.1% 2002
38 Thailand 48.4% 2002
=39 Saint Lucia 48.3% 2002
=39 Uruguay 48.3% 2002
Emerging markets average (profile) 48.24% 2002
41 Senegal 48.2% 2002
42 Burundi 48% 2002
43 Tunisia 47.9% 2002
=44 Ethiopia 47.7% 2002
=44 Turkey 47.7% 2002
46 Cambodia 47.6% 2002
47 Turkmenistan 47.5% 2002
48 Guinea 47.2% 2002
49 Guyana 46.9% 2002
50 Ghana 46.7% 2002
=51 Morocco 46.6% 2002
=51 China 46.6% 2002
53 Mozambique 46.5% 2002
54 United States 46.4% 2002
55 India 46.1% 2002
56 Jamaica 46% 2002
57 Trinidad and Tobago 45.9% 2002
58 Estonia 45.1% 2002
59 Laos 45% 2002
60 Uganda 44.9% 2002
=61 Madagascar 44.8% 2002
=61 Nepal 44.8% 2002
63 Vietnam 44.5% 2002
64 Jordan 44.4% 2002
=65 Israel 44.2% 2002
=65 Cote d'Ivoire 44.2% 2002
67 Mauritania 44.1% 2002
68 Georgia 43.6% 2002
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 43.53% 2002
69 Portugal 43.4% 2002
70 Azerbaijan 43.3% 2002
71 United Kingdom 43.2% 2002
72 Ireland 42.9% 2002
=73 Bangladesh 42.8% 2002
=73 Sri Lanka 42.8% 2002
75 Algeria 42.6% 2002
76 Kyrgyzstan 42.5% 2002
77 Kazakhstan 42.3% 2002
78 Australia 41.3% 2002
79 Yemen 41.2% 2002
=80 Indonesia 41.1% 2002
=80 Pakistan 41.1% 2002
82 Mongolia 40.9% 2002
Non-religious countries average (profile) 40.58% 2002
=83 Greece 40.3% 2002
=83 Lithuania 40.3% 2002
=83 Spain 40.3% 2002
=83 Latvia 40.3% 2002
=83 Switzerland 40.3% 2002
88 France 40.2% 2002
89 Netherlands 40.1% 2002
90 Tajikistan 40% 2002
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 39.93% 2002
High income OECD countries average (profile) 39.82% 2002
91 Poland 39.7% 2002
92 Romania 39.4% 2002
=93 Canada 39.3% 2002
=93 South Korea 39.3% 2002
95 Rwanda 39.1% 2002
Eurozone average (profile) 39.01% 2002
96 Egypt 39% 2002
NATO countries average (profile) 38.9% 2002
97 Germany 38.5% 2002
European Union average (profile) 38.49% 2002
=98 Austria 38% 2002
=98 Croatia 38% 2002
100 Ukraine 37.8% 2002
101 Slovenia 37.7% 2002
102 Belgium 37.3% 2002
103 Bulgaria 36.8% 2002
104 Luxembourg 36.5% 2002
105 Italy 36.3% 2002
106 Czech Republic 35.9% 2002
=107 Norway 35.8% 2002
=107 Finland 35.8% 2002
109 Japan 35.6% 2002
=110 Denmark 34.5% 2002
=110 Sweden 34.5% 2002
112 Hungary 34.4% 2002
113 Belarus 33.3% 2002
114 Slovakia 31.4% 2002

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Income distribution > Richest 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/Richest-20%

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