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Economy > Poverty and inequality > Richest 10% to poorest 10% ratio: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: The ratio of average income of the richest 10% of the population to the average income of the poorest 10% of the population.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Bolivia 93.9 2002
2 Sierra Leone 87.2 1989
3 Central African Republic 69.2 1993
4 Colombia 60.4 2008
5 Honduras 59.4 2003
6 Haiti 54.4 2001
7 Panama 49.9 2003
8 Niger 46 1995
9 Botswana 43 2014
10 Brazil 40.6 2007
11 Paraguay 38.8 2003
12 El Salvador 38.6 2002
13 Ecuador 35.2 2006
14 Guatemala 33.9 2002
15 South Africa 33.1 2000
16 Argentina 31.6 2007
17 Nicaragua 31 2001
18 Chile 26.2 2003
19 Peru 26.1 2003
20 Dominican Republic 25.3 2005
21 Swaziland 25.1 2001
22 Papua New Guinea 23.8 1996
23 Costa Rica 23.4 2003
24 Malaysia 22.1 2003
=25 Mexico 21.6 2004
=25 China 21.6 2004
27 The Gambia 20.2 1998
28 Uruguay 20.1 2003
29 Burundi 19.3 1998
30 Madagascar 19.2 2001
31 Guinea-Bissau 19 1991
=32 Venezuela 18.8 2003
=32 Mozambique 18.8 2002
34 Rwanda 18.6 2000
=35 Nigeria 17.8 2003
=35 Hong Kong 17.8 2014
37 Singapore 17.7 1998
38 Jamaica 17.3 2004
39 Iran 17.2 1998
40 Uganda 16.6 2002
41 United States 15.9 2007
42 Nepal 15.8 2004
43 Cameroon 15.7 2001
44 Philippines 15.5 2003
45 Georgia 15.4 2003
46 Portugal 15 1995
47 Ghana 14.1 1999
48 United Kingdom 13.8 1999
49 Kenya 13.6 2000
=50 Israel 13.4 2005
=50 Tunisia 13.4 2000
52 Trinidad and Tobago 12.9 2014
=53 Liberia 12.8 2014
=53 Namibia 12.8 2003
55 Russia 12.7 2002
56 Thailand 12.6 2002
=57 Australia 12.5 1994
=57 Republic of Macedonia 12.5 2003
=57 Mali 12.5 2001
60 New Zealand 12.4 2014
=61 Turkmenistan 12.3 1998
=61 Senegal 12.3 2001
63 Cambodia 12.2 2004
64 Mauritania 12 2000
65 Morocco 11.7 1999
=66 Burkina Faso 11.6 2003
=66 Italy 11.6 2000
=66 Latvia 11.6 2003
69 Jordan 11.3 2003
70 Sri Lanka 11.1 2014
71 Malawi 10.9 2004
72 Estonia 10.8 2003
73 Uzbekistan 10.6 2003
=74 Guinea 10.5 2006
=74 Lesotho 10.5 2002
76 Lithuania 10.4 2003
77 Spain 10.3 2000
78 Greece 10.2 2000
79 Azerbaijan 9.7 2001
80 Algeria 9.6 1995
=81 Canada 9.4 2000
=81 Ireland 9.4 2000
=81 Benin 9.4 2003
=84 Netherlands 9.2 1999
=84 Tanzania 9.2 2000
86 France 9.1 2004
87 Switzerland 9 2000
88 Poland 8.8 2002
=89 Yemen 8.6 2003
=89 India 8.6 2004
91 Kazakhstan 8.5 2004
92 Laos 8.3 2002
=93 Moldova 8.2 2003
=93 Mongolia 8.2 2002
=93 Belgium 8.2 2000
96 Denmark 8.1 2000
=97 Armenia 8 2004
=97 Egypt 8 2000
=99 South Korea 7.8 2005
=99 Tajikistan 7.8 2003
=99 Indonesia 7.8 2002
=102 Bangladesh 7.5 2000
=102 Romania 7.5 2003
104 Croatia 7.3 2003
105 Albania 7.2 2004
106 Bulgaria 7 2005
=107 Vietnam 6.9 2004
=107 Austria 6.9 2004
=107 Belarus 6.9 2002
=107 Germany 6.9 2000
111 Slovakia 6.7 1996
=112 Ethiopia 6.6 2000
=112 Turkey 6.6 2003
114 Pakistan 6.5 2002
115 Kyrgyzstan 6.4 2003
116 Sweden 6.2 2000
117 Norway 6.1 2000
=118 Slovenia 5.9 1998
=118 Ukraine 5.9 2006
120 Finland 5.6 2000
121 Hungary 5.5 2002
122 Bosnia and Herzegovina 5.4 2001
123 Czech Republic 5.2 1996
124 Japan 4.5 1993

Citation

"All countries compared for Economy > Poverty and inequality > Richest 10% to poorest 10% ratio", http://hdr.undp.org/sites/default/files/reports/14/hdr2013_en_complete.pdf, United Nations Development Programme, 2013. Table 3, p. 152 ff. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Poverty-and-inequality/Richest-10%-to-poorest-10%-ratio

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