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Economy > Income share held by highest 20%: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Percentage share of income or consumption is the share that accrues to subgroups of population indicated by deciles or quintiles. Percentage shares by quintile may not sum to 100 because of rounding.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Namibia 78.68% 1993
2 Lesotho 66.49% 1995
3 Botswana 65.06% 1993
4 Central African Republic 64.98% 1993
5 Sierra Leone 63.4% 1989
6 Haiti 63.36% 2001
7 Bolivia 62.96% 2002
8 Colombia 62.67% 2003
9 South Africa 62.18% 2000
10 Paraguay 61.86% 2003
11 Brazil 61.12% 2004
12 Chile 59.97% 2003
13 Panama 59.88% 2003
14 Guatemala 59.5% 2002
15 Honduras 58.28% 2003
16 Ecuador 58.02% 1998
17 Peru 56.71% 2003
18 Dominican Republic 56.7% 2004
19 Papua New Guinea 56.5% 1996
20 Swaziland 56.25% 2001
21 El Salvador 55.92% 2002
22 Zimbabwe 55.74% 1996
23 Argentina 55.42% 2004
24 Zambia 55.1% 2004
25 Mexico 55.07% 2004
26 Nepal 54.56% 2004
27 Malaysia 54.34% 1997
28 Costa Rica 54.09% 2003
29 Mozambique 53.55% 2002
30 Madagascar 53.5% 2001
=31 The Gambia 53.43% 1998
=31 Guinea-Bissau 53.43% 1993
33 Niger 53.28% 1995
34 Rwanda 53.02% 2000
35 Uganda 52.51% 2002
36 Venezuela 52.14% 2003
37 China 51.86% 2004
38 Jamaica 51.63% 2004
39 Cameroon 50.93% 2001
40 Hong Kong 50.75% 1996
41 Cote d'Ivoire 50.72% 2002
42 Philippines 50.63% 2003
43 Uruguay 50.45% 2003
44 Iran 49.89% 1998
45 Guyana 49.69% 1999
46 Turkey 49.66% 2003
47 Cambodia 49.59% 2004
48 Nicaragua 49.3% 2001
49 Nigeria 49.17% 2003
50 Kenya 49.11% 1997
51 Thailand 49.02% 2002
52 Singapore 48.97% 1998
53 Senegal 48.41% 2001
54 Saint Lucia 48.34% 1995
55 Burundi 48.02% 1998
56 Sri Lanka 47.95% 2002
57 Turkmenistan 47.46% 1998
58 Tunisia 47.32% 2000
59 Burkina Faso 47.21% 2003
60 Mali 46.65% 2001
61 Russia 46.63% 2002
62 Malawi 46.61% 2004
63 Morocco 46.6% 1999
64 Ghana 46.59% 1998
65 Georgia 46.36% 2003
66 Jordan 46.26% 2003
67 Guinea 46.12% 2003
68 Portugal 45.87% 1997
69 United States 45.82% 2000
70 Mauritania 45.69% 2000
71 India 45.34% 2004
72 Israel 44.93% 2001
73 Trinidad and Tobago 44.91% 1992
74 Latvia 44.72% 2003
75 Uzbekistan 44.69% 2003
76 Azerbaijan 44.5% 2001
77 Benin 44.45% 2003
78 Vietnam 44.33% 2004
79 United Kingdom 44.02% 1999
80 New Zealand 43.76% 1997
81 Egypt 43.59% 2000
82 Laos 43.3% 2002
83 Indonesia 43.29% 2002
84 Lithuania 43.22% 2003
85 Estonia 42.84% 2003
86 Armenia 42.83% 2003
87 Bangladesh 42.7% 2000
88 Algeria 42.6% 1995
89 Tanzania 42.35% 2000
90 Poland 42.25% 2002
91 Ireland 42.05% 2000
92 Italy 42.02% 2000
93 Spain 42% 2000
94 Greece 41.49% 2000
95 Kazakhstan 41.48% 2003
96 Belgium 41.38% 2000
97 Moldova 41.37% 2003
98 Switzerland 41.33% 2000
99 Australia 41.32% 1994
100 Yemen 41.16% 1998
101 Tajikistan 40.84% 2003
102 Mongolia 40.48% 2002
103 Pakistan 40.33% 2002
104 France 40.21% 1995
105 Canada 39.94% 2000
106 Croatia 39.62% 2001
107 Albania 39.51% 2004
108 Ethiopia 39.42% 2000
109 Kyrgyzstan 39.41% 2003
110 Romania 39.24% 2003
111 Luxembourg 38.85% 2000
112 Netherlands 38.68% 1999
113 Serbia and Montenegro 38.39% 2003
114 Belarus 38.31% 2002
115 Bulgaria 38.27% 2003
116 Austria 37.79% 2000
117 Ukraine 37.53% 2003
118 South Korea 37.45% 1998
119 Norway 37.23% 2000
120 Germany 36.88% 2000
121 Finland 36.7% 2000
122 Sweden 36.63% 2000
123 Hungary 36.55% 2002
124 Czech Republic 35.87% 1996
125 Denmark 35.8% 1997
126 Bosnia and Herzegovina 35.77% 2001
127 Slovenia 35.68% 1998
128 Japan 35.65% 1993
129 Slovakia 34.81% 1996

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"Countries Compared by Economy > Income share held by highest 20%. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Income-share-held-by-highest-20%

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