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

DEFINITION: The percentage of total national household income held by the bottom 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 Bangladesh 8.8% 2008
2 Switzerland 7.5% 2007
3 Taiwan 6.7% 2002
4 Azerbaijan 6.1% 2005
5 Nepal 6% 2008
6 Singapore 4.4% 2008
=7 Ethiopia 4.1% 2005
=7 Burundi 4.1% 2006
9 Austria 4% 2007
=10 Norway 3.9% 2008
=10 Pakistan 3.9% 2005
=10 Egypt 3.9% 2005
=13 Finland 3.6% 2007
=13 India 3.6% 2005
=13 Sweden 3.6% 2000
=13 Belarus 3.6% 2005
=13 Croatia 3.6% 2005
=13 Kyrgyzstan 3.6% 2004
=19 Luxembourg 3.5% 2000
=19 China 3.5% 2008
=21 Slovenia 3.4% 2004
=21 Laos 3.4% 2002
=21 Ukraine 3.4% 2006
=21 Belgium 3.4% 2006
=25 Tajikistan 3.3% 2007
=25 Togo 3.3% 2006
=25 Kazakhstan 3.3% 2004
=28 Albania 3.2% 2005
=28 Germany 3.2% 2000
=30 Slovakia 3.1% 1996
=30 Portugal 3.1% 1995
=30 Hungary 3.1% 2009
=30 Benin 3.1% 2003
=30 Vietnam 3.1% 2006
=35 France 3% 2004
=35 Indonesia 3% 2006
=35 Moldova 3% 2004
=35 Jordan 3% 2006
=35 Cambodia 3% 2007
=35 Poland 3% 2005
=41 East Timor 2.9% 2001
=41 Tanzania 2.9% 2000
=41 Malawi 2.9% 2004
=41 Ireland 2.9% 2000
=41 Yemen 2.9% 2005
=41 Mongolia 2.9% 2005
=41 Bulgaria 2.9% 2009
=41 Guinea-Bissau 2.9% 2002
=49 Burkina Faso 2.8% 2004
=49 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.8% 2004
=49 Uzbekistan 2.8% 2003
=49 European Union 2.8% 2003
=49 Algeria 2.8% 1995
=49 Burma 2.8% 1998
=55 South Korea 2.7% 2007
=55 Morocco 2.7% 2007
=55 Estonia 2.7% 2004
=55 Lithuania 2.7% 2004
=55 Mali 2.7% 2006
=55 Latvia 2.7% 2004
=61 Turkmenistan 2.6% 1998
=61 Madagascar 2.6% 2005
=61 Malaysia 2.6% 2005
=61 Sierra Leone 2.6% 2003
=61 Spain 2.6% 2000
=61 Chad 2.6% 2003
=61 Uganda 2.6% 2005
=61 Iran 2.6% 2005
=69 Netherlands 2.5% 1999
=69 Israel 2.5% 2008
=69 Senegal 2.5% 2005
=69 Mauritania 2.5% 2000
=69 Greece 2.5% 2000
=69 Gabon 2.5% 2005
=75 Liberia 2.4% 2007
=75 Philippines 2.4% 2006
=75 Djibouti 2.4% 2002
=78 Cameroon 2.3% 2001
=78 Italy 2.3% 2000
=78 Niger 2.3% 2005
=78 Bhutan 2.3% 2003
=78 Democratic Republic of the Congo 2.3% 2006
=78 Tunisia 2.3% 2000
=84 Congo, Republic of the 2.1% 2005
=84 Central African Republic 2.1% 2003
=84 Rwanda 2.1% 2000
=84 United Kingdom 2.1% 1999
=84 Jamaica 2.1% 2004
=84 Mozambique 2.1% 2003
=90 Nigeria 2% 2004
=90 Australia 2% 1994
=90 Zimbabwe 2% 1995
=90 The Gambia 2% 2003
=90 Ghana 2% 2006
=90 Cote d'Ivoire 2% 2002
=90 United States 2% 2007
=97 Turkey 1.9% 2005
=97 Guinea 1.9% 2006
=97 Georgia 1.9% 2008
=97 Denmark 1.9% 2007
=97 Cape Verde 1.9% 2001
=97 Russia 1.9% 2009
=97 Japan 1.9% 2008
104 Kenya 1.8% 2005
=105 Venezuela 1.7% 2006
=105 Papua New Guinea 1.7% 1996
=105 Mexico 1.7% 2008
=105 Uruguay 1.7% 2007
=109 Swaziland 1.6% 2001
=109 Thailand 1.6% 2006
=109 Armenia 1.6% 2004
=109 Chile 1.6% 2006
=113 Dominican Republic 1.5% 2005
=113 Costa Rica 1.5% 2005
=113 Czech Republic 1.5% 2009
=113 Peru 1.5% 2006
=117 South Africa 1.4% 2000
=117 Nicaragua 1.4% 2005
=119 Guatemala 1.3% 2006
=119 Guyana 1.3% 1999
=121 Argentina 1.2% 2009
=121 Romania 1.2% 2006
=121 Zambia 1.2% 2004
=124 Paraguay 1.1% 2007
=124 Brazil 1.1% 2007
=124 Sri Lanka 1.1% 2004
=124 Namibia 1.1% 2008
=128 Ecuador 1% 2010
=128 El Salvador 1% 2005
=128 Lesotho 1% 2003
131 Comoros 0.9% 2004
=132 Panama 0.8% 2006
=132 Colombia 0.8% 2008
=134 Haiti 0.7% 2001
=134 Honduras 0.7% 2006
136 Angola 0.6% 2000
137 Bolivia 0.5% 2005
138 Canada 0.1% 2005

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Share of household income > Lowest 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/Lowest-10%

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