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Economy > Inequality > Income share held by third 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 18.66% 2005
2 Slovakia 18.6% 1996
3 Denmark 18.2% 1997
4 Germany 17.79% 2000
5 Japan 17.58% 1993
6 Sweden 17.57% 2000
7 Czech Republic 17.53% 1996
=8 Finland 17.47% 2000
=8 Belarus 17.47% 2007
10 Austria 17.44% 2000
11 Ukraine 17.4% 2008
12 Serbia and Montenegro 17.39% 2008
13 Bulgaria 17.38% 2003
14 Croatia 17.3% 2005
=15 Netherlands 17.24% 1999
=15 Norway 17.24% 2000
17 Australia 17.2% 1994
18 France 17.19% 1995
19 Canada 17.18% 2000
20 Hungary 17.14% 2004
21 Luxembourg 17.1% 2000
22 Armenia 17.06% 2007
23 Slovenia 17% 2004
24 Greece 16.84% 2000
25 Romania 16.81% 2007
26 Ethiopia 16.78% 2005
27 Italy 16.75% 2000
28 Kazakhstan 16.64% 2007
29 Spain 16.43% 2000
30 Tajikistan 16.37% 2004
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 16.34% 2002
31 Pakistan 16.33% 2005
=32 Ireland 16.31% 2000
=32 Algeria 16.31% 1995
=32 Belgium 16.31% 2000
35 Switzerland 16.29% 2000
36 Tanzania 16.28% 2000
37 Lithuania 16.27% 2004
38 Poland 16.2% 2005
39 Laos 16.18% 2002
40 Estonia 16.16% 2004
41 Bangladesh 16.13% 2005
42 Guinea-Bissau 16.03% 2002
43 East Timor 16.01% 2007
44 Bosnia and Herzegovina 15.97% 2007
45 United Kingdom 15.96% 1999
46 Latvia 15.89% 2007
47 Israel 15.86% 2001
48 New Zealand 15.81% 1997
49 Malaysia 15.78% 2004
50 Uzbekistan 15.67% 2003
=51 Liberia 15.66% 2007
=51 United States 15.66% 2000
53 Moldova 15.63% 2007
54 Maldives 15.62% 2004
55 Mongolia 15.56% 2008
56 Trinidad and Tobago 15.53% 1992
57 Portugal 15.45% 1997
58 Burundi 15.43% 2006
59 Mauritania 15.35% 2000
60 Senegal 15.32% 2005
61 Georgia 15.3% 2005
=62 Turkey 15.23% 2006
=62 Togo 15.23% 2006
64 Jordan 15.2% 2006
65 Mali 15.18% 2006
66 Vietnam 15.15% 2006
67 Djibouti 15.11% 2002
68 Benin 15.1% 2003
69 Kyrgyzstan 15.07% 2007
70 Chad 15.03% 2003
=71 India 14.94% 2005
=71 Tunisia 14.94% 2000
73 Malawi 14.89% 2004
=74 Turkmenistan 14.87% 1998
=74 Indonesia 14.87% 2007
76 Ghana 14.78% 2006
77 Venezuela 14.77% 2006
78 Burkina Faso 14.71% 2003
79 Nigeria 14.68% 2004
80 China 14.66% 2005
81 Gabon 14.64% 2005
82 Singapore 14.55% 1998
83 Morocco 14.54% 2007
84 Guyana 14.5% 1998
85 Sri Lanka 14.42% 2002
86 Saint Lucia 14.37% 1995
87 Central African Republic 14.29% 2003
88 Thailand 14.22% 2004
89 Uganda 14.12% 2005
90 Guinea 14.11% 2003
91 Sierra Leone 14.04% 2003
92 Niger 13.91% 2005
93 Russia 13.87% 2007
94 Democratic Republic of the Congo 13.79% 2006
95 Jamaica 13.75% 2004
=96 Cameroon 13.72% 2001
=96 El Salvador 13.72% 2007
98 Philippines 13.68% 2006
99 Uruguay 13.58% 2007
100 Argentina 13.43% 2006
101 Kenya 13.32% 2005
102 The Gambia 13.24% 2003
103 Rwanda 13.22% 2000
104 Dominican Republic 13.12% 2007
=105 Madagascar 13.06% 2005
=105 Mozambique 13.06% 2003
107 Congo, Republic of the 13.01% 2005
108 Peru 13% 2007
109 Cambodia 12.95% 2007
110 Cote d'Ivoire 12.86% 2002
111 Bhutan 12.85% 2003
112 Zambia 12.81% 2004
113 Costa Rica 12.72% 2007
114 Lesotho 12.52% 2003
115 Nepal 12.45% 2004
116 Mexico 12.43% 2008
117 Swaziland 12.34% 2001
118 Nicaragua 12.26% 2005
119 Cape Verde 12.22% 2001
120 Paraguay 12.21% 2007
121 Zimbabwe 12.19% 1995
122 Chile 12.17% 2006
123 Suriname 12.16% 1999
124 Sao Tome and Principe 12.12% 2001
125 Panama 12.11% 2006
126 Papua New Guinea 12.06% 1996
127 Honduras 12.05% 2006
128 Guatemala 11.98% 2006
=129 Ecuador 11.78% 2007
=129 Brazil 11.78% 2007
=131 Colombia 10.98% 2006
=131 Bolivia 10.98% 2007
133 Angola 10.79% 2000
134 Haiti 10.48% 2001
135 Belize 10.41% 1995
136 South Africa 9.88% 2000
137 Botswana 9.64% 1994
138 Comoros 8.88% 2004
139 Seychelles 8.42% 2007
140 Namibia 5.46% 1993

Citation

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

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