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Economy > Inequality > Income share held by fourth 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 Australia 23.57% 1994
2 Netherlands 23.26% 1999
3 Germany 23.09% 2000
=4 Israel 23.04% 2001
=4 Greece 23.04% 2000
6 Canada 22.95% 2000
7 Denmark 22.92% 1997
8 Slovakia 22.91% 1996
9 Bosnia and Herzegovina 22.89% 2007
10 Austria 22.88% 2000
11 Algeria 22.81% 1995
12 France 22.8% 1995
=13 Malaysia 22.75% 2004
=13 Italy 22.75% 2000
15 Trinidad and Tobago 22.74% 1992
16 Sweden 22.7% 2000
17 Luxembourg 22.69% 2000
18 Croatia 22.67% 2005
19 Lithuania 22.65% 2004
20 Switzerland 22.63% 2000
21 Maldives 22.62% 2004
22 New Zealand 22.61% 1997
=23 Slovenia 22.6% 2004
=23 Latvia 22.6% 2007
25 Belarus 22.56% 2007
26 Ukraine 22.55% 2008
27 Serbia and Montenegro 22.53% 2008
28 Spain 22.51% 2000
29 Hungary 22.49% 2004
30 United Kingdom 22.47% 1999
31 Estonia 22.46% 2004
32 United States 22.41% 2000
33 Poland 22.38% 2005
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 22.36% 2002
34 Bulgaria 22.34% 2003
35 Mauritania 22.28% 2000
36 Romania 22.26% 2007
37 Tanzania 22.25% 2000
38 Georgia 22.19% 2005
=39 Finland 22.14% 2000
=39 Mongolia 22.14% 2008
=41 Venezuela 22.1% 2006
=41 Guinea-Bissau 22.1% 2002
43 Armenia 22.09% 2007
44 Kazakhstan 22.04% 2007
45 Singapore 22.02% 1998
46 China 22% 2005
=47 Turkey 21.98% 2006
=47 Norway 21.98% 2000
=47 Togo 21.98% 2006
=47 Japan 21.98% 1993
51 Senegal 21.97% 2005
52 Moldova 21.96% 2007
53 Ireland 21.93% 2000
54 Tajikistan 21.92% 2004
=55 Portugal 21.91% 1997
=55 Nigeria 21.91% 2004
=55 Ghana 21.91% 2006
58 Tunisia 21.79% 2000
59 Djibouti 21.78% 2002
60 Chad 21.75% 2003
61 Argentina 21.74% 2006
62 Central African Republic 21.72% 2003
=63 Turkmenistan 21.68% 1998
=63 Czech Republic 21.68% 1996
65 Azerbaijan 21.67% 2005
66 Mali 21.62% 2006
67 Laos 21.61% 2002
=68 Liberia 21.6% 2007
=68 Vietnam 21.6% 2006
70 Kyrgyzstan 21.56% 2007
71 Uzbekistan 21.48% 2003
72 Saint Lucia 21.38% 1995
73 Uruguay 21.37% 2007
74 Ethiopia 21.36% 2005
75 Pakistan 21.32% 2005
76 Guyana 21.29% 1998
77 Indonesia 21.26% 2007
=78 East Timor 21.23% 2007
=78 Philippines 21.23% 2006
=78 Gabon 21.23% 2005
=78 Benin 21.23% 2003
82 Bangladesh 21.12% 2005
83 Jordan 21.1% 2006
84 Burundi 21% 2006
85 Thailand 20.97% 2004
86 Lesotho 20.95% 2003
87 Democratic Republic of the Congo 20.94% 2006
88 Sierra Leone 20.93% 2003
89 Malawi 20.92% 2004
90 Jamaica 20.9% 2004
91 Belgium 20.83% 2000
92 El Salvador 20.82% 2007
93 Peru 20.8% 2007
94 Guinea 20.79% 2003
95 Panama 20.76% 2006
96 Russia 20.71% 2007
97 Uganda 20.69% 2005
98 Burkina Faso 20.63% 2003
99 Zambia 20.62% 2004
100 Morocco 20.61% 2007
101 The Gambia 20.57% 2003
102 Sri Lanka 20.5% 2002
103 Cameroon 20.49% 2001
104 Congo, Republic of the 20.45% 2005
105 India 20.37% 2005
106 Honduras 20.36% 2006
107 Kenya 20.25% 2005
108 Dominican Republic 20.18% 2007
109 Niger 20.14% 2005
110 Bhutan 20.01% 2003
111 Suriname 19.86% 1999
112 Costa Rica 19.72% 2007
113 Angola 19.69% 2000
114 Rwanda 19.63% 2000
115 Brazil 19.62% 2007
116 Guatemala 19.51% 2006
117 Paraguay 19.38% 2007
=118 Swaziland 19.36% 2001
=118 Nicaragua 19.36% 2005
120 Papua New Guinea 19.33% 1996
121 Cote d'Ivoire 19.32% 2002
122 Zimbabwe 19.3% 1995
123 Chile 19.28% 2006
124 Mexico 19.24% 2008
125 Belize 19.21% 1995
126 Ecuador 19.16% 2007
127 Cape Verde 19.12% 2001
128 Colombia 19.11% 2006
129 Mozambique 19.02% 2003
130 Cambodia 18.87% 2007
131 South Africa 18.81% 2000
132 Bolivia 18.58% 2007
133 Nepal 18.36% 2004
134 Haiti 18.1% 2001
135 Madagascar 17.73% 2005
136 Sao Tome and Principe 17.6% 2001
137 Botswana 16.42% 1994
138 Comoros 15.05% 2004
139 Seychelles 12.45% 2007
140 Namibia 11.98% 1993

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Inequality > Income share held by fourth 20%. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Bank, Development Research Group. Data are based on primary household survey data obtained from government statistical agencies and World Bank country departments. Data for high-income economies are from the Luxembourg Income Study database. For more information and methodology, please see PovcalNet (http://iresearch.worldbank.org/PovcalNet/jsp/index.jsp). Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Inequality/Income-share-held-by-fourth-20%

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