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Economy > Share of household income > Highest 10%: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: The percentage of total national household income held by the top 10 percent of households. Data on household income or consumption come from household surveys, the results adjusted for household size. Nations use different standards and procedures in collecting and adjusting the data. Surveys based on income will normally show a more unequal distribution than surveys based on consumption. The quality of surveys is improving with time, yet caution is still necessary in making inter-country comparisons.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Comoros 55.2% 2004
2 Namibia 53% 2008
3 Haiti 47.7% 2001
4 Canada 46% 2005
5 Colombia 45% 2008
=6 Angola 44.7% 2000
=6 South Africa 44.7% 2000
8 Bolivia 44.1% 2005
9 Brazil 43% 2007
10 Guatemala 42.4% 2006
11 Paraguay 42.3% 2007
12 Honduras 42.2% 2006
13 Nicaragua 41.8% 2005
14 Chile 41.7% 2006
15 Madagascar 41.5% 2005
16 Panama 41.4% 2006
17 Armenia 41.3% 2004
18 Guinea 41% 2006
19 Swaziland 40.7% 2001
=20 Nepal 40.6% 2008
=20 Cape Verde 40.6% 2001
22 Papua New Guinea 40.5% 1996
23 Zimbabwe 40.4% 1995
24 Taiwan 40.3% 2010
25 Sri Lanka 39.7% 2004
26 Lesotho 39.4% 2003
27 Mozambique 39.2% 2003
28 Zambia 38.8% 2004
29 Dominican Republic 38.7% 2005
30 Rwanda 38.2% 2000
31 Peru 37.9% 2006
32 Kenya 37.8% 2005
33 Bhutan 37.6% 2003
34 Congo, Republic of the 37.1% 2005
35 El Salvador 37% 2005
36 The Gambia 36.9% 2003
37 Mexico 36.3% 2008
38 Jamaica 35.8% 2004
39 Niger 35.7% 2005
40 Costa Rica 35.5% 2005
41 Cameroon 35.4% 2001
42 Ecuador 35.3% 2010
43 Uruguay 34.8% 2007
44 Democratic Republic of the Congo 34.7% 2006
45 Cambodia 34.2% 2007
46 Uganda 34.1% 2005
47 Cote d'Ivoire 34% 2002
48 Guyana 33.8% 1999
49 Thailand 33.7% 2006
50 Sierra Leone 33.6% 2003
=51 Turkey 33.2% 2005
=51 Morocco 33.2% 2007
53 Central African Republic 33% 2003
54 Ghana 32.8% 2006
=55 Venezuela 32.7% 2006
=55 Gabon 32.7% 2005
57 Argentina 32.6% 2009
=58 Nigeria 32.4% 2004
=58 Burma 32.4% 1998
60 Indonesia 32.3% 2006
61 Burkina Faso 32.2% 2004
62 Malawi 31.8% 2004
63 Turkmenistan 31.7% 1998
64 Tunisia 31.5% 2000
65 East Timor 31.3% 2001
66 Philippines 31.2% 2006
67 India 31.1% 2005
68 Djibouti 30.9% 2002
=69 Yemen 30.8% 2005
=69 Chad 30.8% 2003
71 Jordan 30.7% 2006
72 Georgia 30.6% 2008
73 Mali 30.5% 2006
74 Russia 30.4% 2009
=75 Liberia 30.1% 2007
=75 Senegal 30.1% 2005
77 United States 30% 2007
78 Vietnam 29.8% 2006
=79 Uzbekistan 29.6% 2003
=79 Iran 29.6% 2005
81 Mauritania 29.5% 2000
82 Benin 29% 2003
83 Denmark 28.7% 2007
=84 Malaysia 28.5% 2005
=84 United Kingdom 28.5% 1999
=84 Laos 28.5% 2002
=87 Portugal 28.4% 1995
=87 Belgium 28.4% 2006
89 Moldova 28.2% 2004
=90 Guinea-Bissau 28% 2002
=90 Burundi 28% 2006
92 Estonia 27.7% 2004
93 Egypt 27.6% 2005
94 Japan 27.5% 2008
=95 Bosnia and Herzegovina 27.4% 2004
=95 Lithuania 27.4% 2004
=95 Latvia 27.4% 2004
=98 Ireland 27.2% 2000
=98 Poland 27.2% 2005
100 Togo 27.1% 2006
101 The Bahamas 27% 2000
102 Tanzania 26.9% 2000
=103 Italy 26.8% 2000
=103 Algeria 26.8% 1995
=105 Bangladesh 26.6% 2008
=105 Spain 26.6% 2000
=107 Pakistan 26.5% 2005
=107 Kazakhstan 26.5% 2004
109 Greece 26% 2000
=110 Albania 25.9% 2005
=110 Kyrgyzstan 25.9% 2004
112 Ukraine 25.7% 2006
=113 Ethiopia 25.6% 2005
=113 Tajikistan 25.6% 2007
=115 Australia 25.4% 1994
=115 European Union 25.4% 2003
117 Mongolia 24.9% 2005
118 France 24.8% 2004
119 Finland 24.7% 2007
120 Slovenia 24.6% 2004
121 Israel 24.3% 2008
122 South Korea 24.2% 2007
123 Luxembourg 23.8% 2000
124 Singapore 23.2% 2008
125 Croatia 23.1% 2005
126 Bulgaria 23% 2009
127 Netherlands 22.9% 1999
128 Hungary 22.6% 2009
129 Sweden 22.2% 2000
130 Germany 22.1% 2000
=131 Austria 22% 2007
=131 Belarus 22% 2005
133 Norway 21% 2008
134 Slovakia 20.9% 1996
135 Romania 20.8% 2006
136 Switzerland 19% 2007
137 Azerbaijan 17.5% 2005
138 China 15% 2008
139 Czech Republic 8.4% 2009

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Share of household income > Highest 10%. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Share-of-household-income/Highest-10%

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