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Economy > Inequality > 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 78.25% 1993
2 Seychelles 69.77% 2007
3 Comoros 68.13% 2004
4 Botswana 65% 1994
5 Haiti 62.97% 2001
6 Belize 62.93% 1995
7 South Africa 62.65% 2000
8 Angola 61.86% 2000
9 Colombia 61.61% 2006
10 Bolivia 61.24% 2007
11 Brazil 58.73% 2007
12 Ecuador 58.51% 2007
13 Honduras 58.44% 2006
14 Panama 58.04% 2006
15 Guatemala 57.83% 2006
16 Paraguay 57.42% 2007
17 Suriname 57.4% 1999
18 Nicaragua 56.88% 2005
19 Chile 56.75% 2006
20 Sao Tome and Principe 56.46% 2001
21 Mexico 56.41% 2008
=22 Papua New Guinea 56.35% 1996
=22 Lesotho 56.35% 2003
24 Cape Verde 56.14% 2001
25 Swaziland 55.9% 2001
26 Zimbabwe 55.74% 1995
27 Zambia 55.18% 2004
28 Peru 54.85% 2007
29 Costa Rica 54.6% 2007
30 Nepal 54.24% 2004
31 Cote d'Ivoire 54.11% 2002
32 Dominican Republic 53.82% 2007
33 Madagascar 53.49% 2005
34 Mozambique 53.29% 2003
35 Congo, Republic of the 53.14% 2005
36 Argentina 53.04% 2006
37 Bhutan 53.01% 2003
38 Kenya 52.96% 2005
39 The Gambia 52.84% 2003
40 Rwanda 52.78% 2000
41 Uruguay 52.11% 2007
42 Cambodia 52.05% 2007
43 El Salvador 52.01% 2007
44 Qatar 52% 2007
45 Jamaica 51.15% 2004
46 Cameroon 50.86% 2001
47 Democratic Republic of the Congo 50.6% 2006
48 Philippines 50.41% 2006
49 Niger 50.32% 2005
50 Russia 50.18% 2007
51 Guyana 50.13% 1998
52 Guinea 49.71% 2003
53 Central African Republic 49.4% 2003
54 Uganda 49.33% 2005
55 Sierra Leone 49.29% 2003
56 Thailand 48.99% 2004
57 Singapore 48.97% 1998
58 Saint Lucia 48.82% 1995
59 Venezuela 48.64% 2006
60 Nigeria 48.61% 2004
61 Ghana 48.31% 2006
62 Sri Lanka 47.97% 2002
63 Gabon 47.93% 2005
64 Morocco 47.88% 2007
65 China 47.81% 2005
66 Turkmenistan 47.23% 1998
67 Tunisia 47.15% 2000
68 Burkina Faso 47.07% 2003
=69 Turkey 47.06% 2006
=69 Togo 47.06% 2006
71 Georgia 46.66% 2005
72 Chad 46.56% 2003
73 Djibouti 46.52% 2002
74 Malawi 46.42% 2004
75 Mali 46.01% 2006
76 Benin 45.9% 2003
77 Trinidad and Tobago 45.89% 1992
78 Senegal 45.88% 2005
79 Portugal 45.87% 1997
80 United States 45.82% 2000
81 Mauritania 45.66% 2000
82 Indonesia 45.51% 2007
83 Vietnam 45.36% 2006
84 Jordan 45.35% 2006
85 India 45.34% 2005
86 Liberia 44.95% 2007
87 Israel 44.93% 2001
88 Moldova 44.57% 2007
89 Malaysia 44.36% 2004
90 Maldives 44.35% 2004
91 Uzbekistan 44.19% 2003
=92 United Kingdom 44.02% 1999
=92 Mongolia 44.02% 2008
94 New Zealand 43.76% 1997
95 Latvia 43.26% 2007
96 Bosnia and Herzegovina 43.12% 2007
97 Estonia 43.01% 2004
98 Guinea-Bissau 43% 2002
=99 Lithuania 42.75% 2004
=99 Burundi 42.75% 2006
101 Kyrgyzstan 42.61% 2007
102 Algeria 42.42% 1995
103 Poland 42.38% 2005
104 Tanzania 42.31% 2000
105 Ireland 42.05% 2000
106 Italy 42.02% 2000
107 Spain 42% 2000
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 41.99% 2002
108 Tajikistan 41.87% 2004
109 Greece 41.49% 2000
110 Laos 41.39% 2002
111 Belgium 41.38% 2000
112 Switzerland 41.33% 2000
113 Australia 41.32% 1994
114 East Timor 41.29% 2007
115 Bangladesh 40.77% 2005
116 Pakistan 40.51% 2005
117 Romania 40.31% 2007
118 France 40.21% 1995
119 Canada 39.94% 2000
120 Kazakhstan 39.86% 2007
121 Slovenia 39.43% 2004
122 Ethiopia 39.36% 2005
123 Armenia 39.18% 2007
124 Luxembourg 38.85% 2000
125 Hungary 38.73% 2004
126 Netherlands 38.68% 1999
127 Bulgaria 38.08% 2003
128 Croatia 37.94% 2005
129 Austria 37.79% 2000
130 Belarus 37.74% 2007
131 Serbia and Montenegro 37.47% 2008
132 Norway 37.23% 2000
133 Ukraine 37.04% 2008
134 Germany 36.88% 2000
135 Finland 36.7% 2000
136 Sweden 36.63% 2000
137 Czech Republic 36.24% 1996
138 Denmark 35.8% 1997
139 Japan 35.65% 1993
140 Slovakia 34.81% 1996
141 Azerbaijan 30.15% 2005

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Inequality > Income share held by highest 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-highest-20%

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