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Economy > Inequality > Income share held by lowest 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 Azerbaijan 13.29% 2005
2 Japan 10.58% 1993
3 Czech Republic 10.22% 1996
4 Finland 9.62% 2000
5 Norway 9.59% 2000
6 Ukraine 9.4% 2008
7 Bangladesh 9.36% 2005
8 Ethiopia 9.28% 2005
9 Sweden 9.12% 2000
10 Pakistan 9.07% 2005
11 Serbia and Montenegro 9.05% 2008
12 Burundi 8.96% 2006
13 East Timor 8.94% 2007
14 Kyrgyzstan 8.82% 2007
=15 Slovakia 8.81% 1996
=15 Belarus 8.81% 2007
17 Croatia 8.76% 2005
18 Bulgaria 8.7% 2003
19 Kazakhstan 8.68% 2007
20 Armenia 8.63% 2007
21 Hungary 8.57% 2004
22 Austria 8.56% 2000
23 Germany 8.52% 2000
24 Laos 8.51% 2002
25 Belgium 8.5% 2000
26 Luxembourg 8.43% 2000
27 Denmark 8.34% 1997
28 Slovenia 8.22% 2004
29 India 8.08% 2005
30 Romania 7.91% 2007
31 Tajikistan 7.8% 2004
32 Netherlands 7.6% 1999
33 Switzerland 7.55% 2000
34 Ireland 7.44% 2000
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 7.42% 2002
35 Indonesia 7.38% 2007
36 Poland 7.34% 2005
37 Tanzania 7.33% 2000
38 Guinea-Bissau 7.23% 2002
39 Jordan 7.21% 2006
40 Canada 7.2% 2000
41 France 7.18% 1995
42 Uzbekistan 7.14% 2003
43 Mongolia 7.11% 2008
44 Vietnam 7.07% 2006
45 Malawi 6.98% 2004
46 Spain 6.97% 2000
47 Burkina Faso 6.96% 2003
48 Algeria 6.93% 1995
49 Benin 6.91% 2003
50 Estonia 6.82% 2004
51 Lithuania 6.79% 2004
=52 Greece 6.75% 2000
=52 Sri Lanka 6.75% 2002
=54 Moldova 6.71% 2007
=54 Latvia 6.71% 2007
56 Bosnia and Herzegovina 6.65% 2007
=57 Morocco 6.52% 2007
=57 Mali 6.52% 2006
59 Maldives 6.51% 2004
60 Italy 6.5% 2000
61 Cambodia 6.46% 2007
62 New Zealand 6.45% 1997
63 Liberia 6.44% 2007
64 Malaysia 6.35% 2004
65 Chad 6.26% 2003
66 Senegal 6.22% 2005
67 Mauritania 6.18% 2000
68 Madagascar 6.15% 2005
69 United Kingdom 6.14% 1999
70 Nepal 6.1% 2004
71 Sierra Leone 6.09% 2003
72 Uganda 6.08% 2005
=73 Thailand 6.07% 2004
=73 Gabon 6.07% 2005
75 Turkmenistan 6.04% 1998
76 Djibouti 6.02% 2002
77 Tunisia 5.93% 2000
78 Australia 5.9% 1994
79 Niger 5.85% 2005
=80 Portugal 5.75% 1997
=80 Guinea 5.75% 2003
82 China 5.73% 2005
83 Israel 5.71% 2001
84 Cameroon 5.62% 2001
=85 Philippines 5.6% 2006
=85 Russia 5.6% 2007
87 Trinidad and Tobago 5.51% 1992
88 Democratic Republic of the Congo 5.47% 2006
=89 Turkey 5.44% 2006
=89 Togo 5.44% 2006
=89 United States 5.44% 2000
92 Mozambique 5.43% 2003
93 Rwanda 5.39% 2000
94 Georgia 5.37% 2005
95 Bhutan 5.36% 2003
96 Central African Republic 5.21% 2003
97 Ghana 5.2% 2006
98 Sao Tome and Principe 5.17% 2001
99 Jamaica 5.16% 2004
100 Nigeria 5.13% 2004
101 Saint Lucia 5.1% 1995
102 Singapore 5.04% 1998
103 Cote d'Ivoire 5% 2002
104 Congo, Republic of the 4.96% 2005
105 Venezuela 4.85% 2006
106 The Gambia 4.79% 2003
107 Kenya 4.7% 2005
108 Zimbabwe 4.63% 1995
109 Papua New Guinea 4.52% 1996
110 Cape Verde 4.46% 2001
111 Swaziland 4.45% 2001
112 Costa Rica 4.44% 2007
113 Dominican Republic 4.37% 2007
114 Uruguay 4.34% 2007
115 Guyana 4.28% 1998
116 El Salvador 4.27% 2007
117 Chile 4.1% 2006
118 Qatar 3.9% 2007
119 Mexico 3.82% 2008
120 Nicaragua 3.79% 2005
121 Seychelles 3.68% 2007
122 Zambia 3.63% 2004
123 Argentina 3.61% 2006
124 Peru 3.56% 2007
125 Guatemala 3.44% 2006
=126 Ecuador 3.4% 2007
=126 Paraguay 3.4% 2007
128 Botswana 3.13% 1994
129 Suriname 3.09% 1999
130 South Africa 3.06% 2000
131 Brazil 3.02% 2007
132 Lesotho 2.97% 2003
133 Bolivia 2.73% 2007
134 Comoros 2.56% 2004
135 Haiti 2.53% 2001
136 Panama 2.51% 2006
137 Honduras 2.45% 2006
138 Colombia 2.32% 2006
139 Belize 2.07% 1995
140 Angola 2% 2000
141 Namibia 1.48% 1993

Citation

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

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