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Economy > Poverty and inequality > Poorest's share in national income or consumption: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Percentage of country's total income or consumption that belongs to the poorest 5% of its citizens.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Japan 10.58% 1993
2 Czech Republic 10.22% 1996
3 Slovakia 10.12% 2009
4 Ukraine 9.93% 2010
5 Finland 9.62% 2000
6 Pakistan 9.6% 2008
7 Norway 9.59% 2000
8 Afghanistan 9.4% 2008
9 Belarus 9.39% 2011
10 Egypt 9.24% 2008
=11 Kazakhstan 9.12% 2009
=11 Sweden 9.12% 2000
13 Burundi 8.96% 2006
14 Bangladesh 8.88% 2010
15 Romania 8.84% 2011
16 Armenia 8.82% 2010
17 Montenegro 8.75% 2010
18 Iraq 8.7% 2007
19 Austria 8.56% 2000
20 India 8.54% 2010
21 Germany 8.52% 2000
=22 Bulgaria 8.5% 2007
=22 Belgium 8.5% 2000
24 Luxembourg 8.43% 2000
25 Hungary 8.4% 2007
26 Serbia 8.36% 2010
27 Denmark 8.34% 1997
28 Tajikistan 8.29% 2009
29 Nepal 8.27% 2010
30 Slovenia 8.22% 2004
31 Albania 8.14% 2008
32 Niger 8.09% 2008
33 Croatia 8.05% 2008
34 Azerbaijan 7.99% 2008
35 Mali 7.97% 2010
36 Ethiopia 7.96% 2011
37 Cambodia 7.93% 2009
38 South Korea 7.91% 1998
39 Poland 7.85% 2011
40 Sierra Leone 7.81% 2011
41 Moldova 7.8% 2010
42 Sri Lanka 7.72% 2010
43 Jordan 7.71% 2010
=44 Kyrgyzstan 7.68% 2011
=44 Syria 7.68% 2004
46 Laos 7.64% 2008
47 Indonesia 7.63% 2010
48 Netherlands 7.6% 1999
49 Switzerland 7.55% 2000
=50 Palestine 7.44% 2009
=50 Ireland 7.44% 2000
52 Vietnam 7.42% 2008
53 Guinea-Bissau 7.28% 2002
54 Canada 7.2% 2000
=55 Yemen 7.18% 2005
=55 France 7.18% 1995
57 Uzbekistan 7.14% 2003
58 Mongolia 7.1% 2008
59 Benin 6.99% 2003
60 Latvia 6.98% 2009
=61 Spain 6.97% 2000
=61 Algeria 6.97% 1995
=63 Tanzania 6.8% 2007
=63 Estonia 6.8% 2004
65 Thailand 6.76% 2010
=66 Tunisia 6.74% 2010
=66 Greece 6.74% 2000
68 Cameroon 6.73% 2007
69 Burkina Faso 6.72% 2009
70 Bosnia and Herzegovina 6.65% 2007
71 Bhutan 6.64% 2007
72 Lithuania 6.62% 2008
73 Morocco 6.52% 2007
74 Maldives 6.51% 2004
75 Italy 6.5% 2000
76 Russia 6.46% 2009
77 New Zealand 6.45% 1997
78 Liberia 6.44% 2007
79 Iran 6.43% 2005
80 Guinea 6.35% 2007
81 Chad 6.26% 2003
82 Nicaragua 6.22% 2005
83 Fiji 6.2% 2009
84 Gabon 6.16% 2005
=85 United Kingdom 6.14% 1999
=85 Turkmenistan 6.14% 1998
87 Senegal 6.05% 2011
88 Djibouti 6.03% 2002
89 Mauritania 6.02% 2008
90 Togo 5.99% 2011
91 Philippines 5.98% 2009
92 Australia 5.9% 1994
93 Nigeria 5.89% 2011
94 Uganda 5.84% 2009
95 Portugal 5.76% 1997
96 Israel 5.71% 2001
97 Malawi 5.64% 2010
98 Cote d'Ivoire 5.6% 2008
99 Turkey 5.53% 2010
100 Trinidad and Tobago 5.51% 1992
101 Democratic Republic of the Congo 5.47% 2006
102 United States 5.44% 2000
103 Madagascar 5.41% 2010
104 Angola 5.4% 2009
105 Jamaica 5.35% 2004
106 Hong Kong 5.26% 1996
107 Ghana 5.24% 2006
=108 Mozambique 5.23% 2008
=108 Sao Tome and Principe 5.23% 2001
=108 Saint Lucia 5.23% 1995
111 Rwanda 5.16% 2011
112 Singapore 5.04% 1998
113 Georgia 5.03% 2010
114 Mexico 4.93% 2010
115 Uruguay 4.92% 2010
116 Republic of Macedonia 4.89% 2010
117 Kenya 4.84% 2005
118 Gambia 4.79% 2003
=119 Dominican Republic 4.67% 2010
=119 China 4.67% 2009
121 Zimbabwe 4.63% 1995
=122 Malaysia 4.54% 2009
=122 Cape Verde 4.54% 2002
124 Papua New Guinea 4.52% 1996
125 Guyana 4.47% 1998
126 Argentina 4.38% 2010
127 Ecuador 4.29% 2010
128 Venezuela 4.28% 2006
129 Chile 4.26% 2009
130 Swaziland 4.05% 2010
131 Peru 3.91% 2010
132 Qatar 3.9% 2007
133 Costa Rica 3.85% 2009
=134 El Salvador 3.71% 2009
=134 Seychelles 3.71% 2007
136 Zambia 3.58% 2010
137 Central African Republic 3.37% 2008
138 Panama 3.3% 2010
139 Belize 3.27% 1999
140 Paraguay 3.26% 2010
141 Suriname 3.18% 1999
142 Namibia 3.15% 2004
143 Botswana 3.13% 1994
144 Guatemala 3.08% 2006
145 Colombia 3% 2010
146 Lesotho 2.97% 2003
147 Brazil 2.85% 2009
148 South Africa 2.7% 2009
149 Comoros 2.55% 2004
150 Haiti 2.38% 2001
151 Bolivia 2.13% 2008
152 Honduras 2.02% 2009
153 Federated States of Micronesia 1.59% 2000
154 Marshall Islands 1.07% 1999

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Interesting observations about Economy > Poverty and inequality > Poorest's share in national income or consumption

  • Pakistan has ranked in the top 2 for poverty and inequality > poorest's share in national income or consumption since 2005.
  • Ethiopia has ranked in the top 3 for poverty and inequality > poorest's share in national income or consumption since 2005.
  • Ukraine has ranked in the top 2 for poverty and inequality > poorest's share in national income or consumption since 2009.
  • Romania has ranked in the top 2 for poverty and inequality > poorest's share in national income or consumption since 2010.
  • Slovakia has ranked in the top 5 for poverty and inequality > poorest's share in national income or consumption since 1992.
  • Czech Republic has ranked in the top 3 for poverty and inequality > poorest's share in national income or consumption since 1993.
  • Egypt has ranked in the top 6 for poverty and inequality > poorest's share in national income or consumption since 1991.
  • Bangladesh has ranked in the top 7 for poverty and inequality > poorest's share in national income or consumption since 1992.
  • India has ranked in the top 8 for poverty and inequality > poorest's share in national income or consumption since 1994.
  • Belarus has ranked in the top 3 for poverty and inequality > poorest's share in national income or consumption since 2010.
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