Distribution of family income - Gini index

Distribution of family income - Gini index

Distribution of family income - Gini index measures the degree of inequality in the distribution of family income in a country. The more nearly equal a country's income distribution, the lower its Gini index, e.g., a Scandinavian country with an index of 25. The more unequal a country's income distribution, the higher its Gini index, e.g., a Sub-Saharan country with an index of 50. If income were distributed with perfect equality the index would be zero; if income were distributed with perfect inequality, the index would be 100.

RankCountryDistribution of family income - Gini indexDate of Information
1Lesotho63.21995
2South Africa63.12005
3Botswana63.01993
4Sierra Leone62.91989
5Central African Republic61.31993
6Namibia59.72010
7Haiti59.22001
8Honduras57.72007
9Zambia57.52010
10Colombia55.92010
11Guatemala55.12007
12Hong Kong53.72011
13Paraguay53.22009
14Chile52.12009
15Panama51.92010 est.
16Brazil51.92012
17Papua New Guinea50.91996
18Swaziland50.42001
19Costa Rica50.32009
20Gambia, The50.21998
21Zimbabwe50.12006
22Sri Lanka49.02010
23Ecuador48.5December 2013
24Mexico48.32008
25Peru48.12010
26Madagascar47.52001
27China47.32013
28Dominican Republic47.22010 est.
29Bolivia47.02011
30El Salvador46.92007
31Rwanda46.82000
32Singapore46.32013
33Malaysia46.22009
34Georgia46.02011
35South Sudan46.02010 est.
36Argentina45.82009
37Mozambique45.62008
38Jamaica45.52004
39Bulgaria45.32007
40Uruguay45.32010
41United States45.02007
42Philippines44.82009
43Cameroon44.62001
44Guyana44.62007
45Iran44.52006
46Uganda44.32009
47Nigeria43.72003
48Kenya42.52008 est.
49Burundi42.41998
50Russia42.02012
51Cote d'Ivoire41.52008
52Senegal41.32001
53Djibouti40.92002
54Morocco40.92007 est.
55Turkmenistan40.81998
56Nicaragua40.52010
57Turkey40.22010
58Mali40.12001
59Tunisia40.02005 est.
60Jordan39.72007
61Burkina Faso39.52007
62Ghana39.42005-06
63Guinea39.42007
64Thailand39.42010
65Macedonia39.22011
66Mauritania39.02000
67Venezuela39.02011
68Malawi39.02004
69Mauritius39.02006 est.
70Bhutan38.7
71Portugal38.52007
72Serbia38.02013 est.
73Cambodia37.92008 est.
74Yemen37.72005
75Israel37.62012
76Japan37.62008
77Tanzania37.62007
78Vietnam37.62008
79Maldives37.42004
80India36.82004
81Uzbekistan36.82003
82Indonesia36.82009
83Laos36.72008
84Mongolia36.52008
85Benin36.52003
86New Zealand36.21997
87Bosnia and Herzegovina36.22007
88Lithuania35.52009
89Algeria35.31995
90Latvia35.22010
91Macau35.02013
92Albania34.52008
93Greece34.32012 est.
94Taiwan34.22011
95Poland34.12009
96Niger34.02007
97Ireland33.92010
98Azerbaijan33.72008
99Kyrgyzstan33.42007
100Moldova33.02010
101Ethiopia33.02011
102Nepal32.82010
103Tajikistan32.62006
104United Kingdom32.32012
105Canada32.12005
106Bangladesh32.12010
107Spain32.02005
108Croatia32.02010
109Italy31.92012 est.
110Timor-Leste31.92007 est.
111Estonia31.32010
112Korea, South31.12011 est.
113Cyprus31.02012 est.
114Armenia30.92008
115Netherlands30.92007
116Egypt30.82008
117France30.62011
118European Union30.62012 est.
119Pakistan30.6FY07/08
120Australia30.32008
121Kosovo30.0FY05/06
122Kazakhstan28.92011
123Switzerland28.72012 est.
124Ukraine28.22009
125Belgium28.02005
126Iceland28.02006
127Romania27.42011
128Belarus27.22008
129Malta27.12012
130Germany27.02006
131Finland26.82008
132Austria26.32007
133Slovakia26.02005
134Luxembourg26.02005
135Norway25.02008
136Czech Republic24.92012
137Denmark24.82011 est.
138Hungary24.72009
139Montenegro24.32010
140Slovenia23.72012
141Sweden23.02005

Citation

* When formatting your citation, note that all book, journal, and database titles should be italicized* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - ELEC T1 - Distribution of family income - Gini index ID - 563812 PB - The World Factbook 2014 UR - https://relief.unboundmedicine.com/relief/view/The-World-Factbook-2014/563812/all/Distribution_of_family_income___Gini_index ER -