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

DEFINITION: The ratio of average income of the richest 20% of the population to the average income of the poorest 20% of the population.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Sierra Leone 57.6 1989
2 Namibia 56.1 2003
3 Lesotho 44.2 2002
4 Bolivia 42.3 2002
5 Central African Republic 32.7 1993
6 Haiti 26.6 2001
7 Paraguay 25.7 2003
8 Colombia 25.3 2008
9 Panama 23.9 2003
10 Brazil 21.8 2007
11 El Salvador 20.9 2002
12 Niger 20.7 1995
13 Botswana 20.4 2014
14 Guatemala 20.3 2002
15 South Africa 17.9 2000
16 Argentina 17.8 2007
17 Ecuador 17.3 2006
18 Honduras 17.2 2003
19 Venezuela 16 2003
20 Chile 15.7 2003
21 Costa Rica 15.6 2003
22 Peru 15.2 2003
23 Dominican Republic 14.3 2005
24 Swaziland 13 2001
25 Mexico 12.8 2004
26 Papua New Guinea 12.6 1996
27 Malaysia 12.4 2003
28 China 12.2 2004
29 The Gambia 11.2 1998
30 Madagascar 11 2001
31 Guinea-Bissau 10.3 1991
32 Uruguay 10.2 2003
=33 Rwanda 9.9 2000
=33 Mozambique 9.9 2002
35 Jamaica 9.8 2004
=36 Nigeria 9.7 2003
=36 Hong Kong 9.7 2014
=36 Iran 9.7 1998
=36 Singapore 9.7 1998
40 Burundi 9.5 1998
41 Philippines 9.3 2003
42 Uganda 9.2 2002
=43 Cameroon 9.1 2001
=43 Nepal 9.1 2004
45 Nicaragua 8.8 2001
=46 Ghana 8.4 1999
=46 United States 8.4 2007
48 Georgia 8.3 2003
49 Kenya 8.2 2000
50 Portugal 8 1995
=51 Israel 7.9 2005
=51 Tunisia 7.9 2000
=53 Turkmenistan 7.7 1998
=53 Thailand 7.7 2002
=55 Trinidad and Tobago 7.6 2014
=55 Mali 7.6 2001
=55 Russia 7.6 2002
58 Republic of Macedonia 7.5 2003
=59 Senegal 7.4 2001
=59 Mauritania 7.4 2000
61 Cambodia 7.3 2004
=62 Morocco 7.2 1999
=62 United Kingdom 7.2 1999
64 Australia 7 1994
=65 Burkina Faso 6.9 2003
=65 Jordan 6.9 2003
=65 Sri Lanka 6.9 2014
=68 New Zealand 6.8 2014
=68 Latvia 6.8 2003
70 Malawi 6.7 2004
71 Guinea 6.6 2006
72 Italy 6.5 2000
73 Estonia 6.4 2003
74 Lithuania 6.3 2003
=75 Uzbekistan 6.2 2003
=75 Greece 6.2 2000
77 Algeria 6.1 1995
=78 Spain 6 2000
=78 Azerbaijan 6 2001
=78 Benin 6 2003
81 Tanzania 5.8 2000
=82 France 5.6 2004
=82 Ireland 5.6 2000
=82 Yemen 5.6 2003
=82 India 5.6 2004
=82 Kazakhstan 5.6 2004
=82 Poland 5.6 2002
=88 Canada 5.5 2000
=88 Switzerland 5.5 2000
=90 Mongolia 5.4 2002
=90 Laos 5.4 2002
92 Moldova 5.3 2003
=93 Tajikistan 5.2 2003
=93 Indonesia 5.2 2002
=95 Netherlands 5.1 1999
=95 Egypt 5.1 2000
97 Armenia 5 2004
=98 Bangladesh 4.9 2000
=98 Vietnam 4.9 2004
=98 Romania 4.9 2003
=98 Belgium 4.9 2000
=102 Albania 4.8 2004
=102 Croatia 4.8 2003
104 South Korea 4.7 2005
105 Turkey 4.6 2003
106 Belarus 4.5 2002
=107 Bulgaria 4.4 2005
=107 Austria 4.4 2004
=107 Kyrgyzstan 4.4 2003
=110 Ethiopia 4.3 2000
=110 Denmark 4.3 2000
=110 Pakistan 4.3 2002
=110 Germany 4.3 2000
114 Ukraine 4.1 2006
=115 Slovakia 4 1996
=115 Sweden 4 2000
=117 Norway 3.9 2000
=117 Slovenia 3.9 1998
=119 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.8 2001
=119 Finland 3.8 2000
=119 Hungary 3.8 2002
122 Czech Republic 3.5 1996
123 Japan 3.4 1993

Citation

"All countries compared for Economy > Poverty and inequality > Richest quintile to poorest quintile 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-quintile-to-poorest-quintile-ratio

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