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Economy > Inequality > Income share held by highest 10%: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Percentage share of income or consumption is the share that accrues to subgroups of population indicated by deciles or quintiles.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Namibia 65% 1993
2 Seychelles 60.03% 2007
3 Comoros 54.97% 2004
4 Botswana 51.19% 1994
5 Haiti 47.83% 2001
6 Colombia 45.87% 2006
7 Belize 45.77% 1995
8 Bolivia 45.29% 2007
9 South Africa 44.93% 2000
10 Angola 44.74% 2000
11 Sao Tome and Principe 43.61% 2001
12 Ecuador 43.3% 2007
13 Brazil 43.03% 2007
14 Guatemala 42.41% 2006
15 Paraguay 42.32% 2007
16 Honduras 42.19% 2006
17 Nicaragua 41.82% 2005
18 Chile 41.71% 2006
19 Madagascar 41.54% 2005
20 Panama 41.43% 2006
21 Mexico 41.26% 2008
22 Papua New Guinea 40.86% 1996
23 Swaziland 40.81% 2001
24 Cape Verde 40.55% 2001
25 Nepal 40.42% 2004
26 Zimbabwe 40.32% 1995
27 Suriname 39.96% 1999
28 Cote d'Ivoire 39.55% 2002
29 Lesotho 39.4% 2003
30 Mozambique 39.2% 2003
31 Zambia 38.9% 2004
32 Costa Rica 38.58% 2007
33 Peru 38.38% 2007
34 Rwanda 38.16% 2000
35 Kenya 37.77% 2005
36 Dominican Republic 37.75% 2007
37 Bhutan 37.5% 2003
38 Congo, Republic of the 37.05% 2005
39 The Gambia 36.94% 2003
40 Cambodia 36.92% 2007
=41 El Salvador 36.11% 2007
=41 Argentina 36.11% 2006
43 Qatar 35.9% 2007
44 Niger 35.67% 2005
45 Jamaica 35.61% 2004
46 Cameroon 35.51% 2001
47 Uruguay 35.5% 2007
48 Democratic Republic of the Congo 34.69% 2006
49 Guyana 34.42% 1998
50 Guinea 34.36% 2003
51 Russia 34.31% 2007
52 Uganda 34.07% 2005
53 Philippines 33.9% 2006
54 Thailand 33.72% 2004
55 Sierra Leone 33.57% 2003
56 Sri Lanka 33.32% 2002
57 Morocco 33.22% 2007
58 Central African Republic 33.03% 2003
59 Singapore 32.76% 1998
60 Gabon 32.7% 2005
61 Venezuela 32.67% 2006
62 Ghana 32.53% 2006
63 Burkina Faso 32.43% 2003
64 Nigeria 32.42% 2004
65 Turkmenistan 31.75% 1998
66 Malawi 31.7% 2004
67 Tunisia 31.62% 2000
68 Saint Lucia 31.56% 1995
69 China 31.4% 2005
=70 Turkey 31.3% 2006
=70 Togo 31.3% 2006
72 India 31.13% 2005
73 Benin 31.01% 2003
74 Chad 30.79% 2003
75 Djibouti 30.78% 2002
76 Jordan 30.68% 2006
77 Georgia 30.65% 2005
78 Mali 30.54% 2006
79 Senegal 30.14% 2005
80 Indonesia 30.11% 2007
81 Liberia 30.1% 2007
82 Trinidad and Tobago 29.89% 1992
83 United States 29.85% 2000
84 Portugal 29.84% 1997
85 Vietnam 29.82% 2006
86 Mauritania 29.56% 2000
87 Uzbekistan 29.47% 2003
88 Moldova 28.91% 2007
89 Israel 28.8% 2001
90 Malaysia 28.53% 2004
91 United Kingdom 28.49% 1999
92 Mongolia 28.25% 2008
93 Belgium 28.06% 2000
94 Burundi 28.04% 2006
95 Guinea-Bissau 27.96% 2002
96 Maldives 27.9% 2004
97 Latvia 27.83% 2007
98 New Zealand 27.81% 1997
99 Estonia 27.73% 2004
100 Kyrgyzstan 27.6% 2007
101 Lithuania 27.37% 2004
102 Ireland 27.23% 2000
103 Poland 27.2% 2005
104 Bosnia and Herzegovina 27.15% 2007
105 Tanzania 27.03% 2000
106 East Timor 26.98% 2007
107 Laos 26.95% 2002
108 Algeria 26.94% 1995
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 26.91% 2002
109 Italy 26.8% 2000
110 Bangladesh 26.62% 2005
111 Spain 26.61% 2000
112 Tajikistan 26.57% 2004
113 Pakistan 26.46% 2005
114 Greece 26.04% 2000
115 Switzerland 25.91% 2000
116 Romania 25.56% 2007
117 Ethiopia 25.55% 2005
118 Australia 25.4% 1994
119 Kazakhstan 25.12% 2007
120 France 25.09% 1995
121 Canada 24.79% 2000
122 Slovenia 24.64% 2004
123 Armenia 24.55% 2007
124 Hungary 24.14% 2004
=125 Luxembourg 23.77% 2000
=125 Bulgaria 23.77% 2003
127 Norway 23.38% 2000
128 Croatia 23.08% 2005
129 Austria 23.05% 2000
130 Belarus 23.01% 2007
131 Netherlands 22.9% 1999
132 Serbia and Montenegro 22.71% 2008
133 Czech Republic 22.69% 1996
134 Finland 22.57% 2000
135 Ukraine 22.47% 2008
136 Sweden 22.18% 2000
137 Germany 22.07% 2000
138 Japan 21.69% 1993
139 Denmark 21.28% 1997
140 Slovakia 20.83% 1996
141 Azerbaijan 17.49% 2005

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Inequality > Income share held by highest 10%. 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-highest-10%

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