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## Economy Statistics > GINI index > Costa Rica (historical data)

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 Date Amount Rank 2003 49.76 #10 2001 49.96 #5 2000 46.6 #9 1998 48.13 #12 1996 47.08 #16 1993 46.28 #13 1990 45.66 #3 1986 34.48 #9 1981 47.49 #3

DEFINITION: Gini index measures the extent to which the distribution of income (or, in some cases, consumption expenditure) among individuals or households within an economy deviates from a perfectly equal distribution. A Lorenz curve plots the cumulative percentages of total income received against the cumulative number of recipients, starting with the poorest individual or household. The Gini index measures the area between the Lorenz curve and a hypothetical line of absolute equality, expressed as a percentage of the maximum area under the line. Thus a Gini index of 0 represents perfect equality, while an index of 100 implies perfect inequality.

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