Income Inequality (2005)
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GINI index of income inequality: the extent to which the distribution of income (or consumption) among individuals or households within a country deviates from a perfectly equal distribution. A value of 0 represents perfect equality, a value of 100 perfect inequality. Only nations of 200,000+ population included.

Complete List

RankingNationGINI
--Afghanistan --
91Albania 28.2
63Algeria 35.3
--Angola --
18Argentina 52.2
51Armenia 37.9
64Australia 35.2
86Austria 30.0
56Azerbaijan 36.5
--Bahamas, The --
--Bahrain --
80Bangladesh 31.8
--Barbados --
84Belarus 30.4
97Belgium 25.0
--Belize --
--Benin --
--Bhutan --
32Bolivia 44.7
94Bosnia and Herzegovina 26.2
3Botswana 63.0
8Brazil 59.3
--Brunei --
79Bulgaria 31.9
26Burkina Faso 48.2
--Burma (Myanmar) --
71Burundi 33.3
42Cambodia 40.4
33Cameroon 44.6
73Canada 33.1
--Cape Verde --
5Central African Republic 61.3
--Chad --
11Chile 57.1
32China 44.7
10Colombia 57.6
--Comoros --
--Congo, Democratic Republic of the --
--Congo, Republic of the --
30Costa Rica 46.5
33Cote d'Ivoire 44.6
87Croatia 29.0
--Cuba --
--Cyprus --
96Czech Republic 25.4
99Denmark 24.7
--Djibouti --
28Dominican Republic 47.4
34Ecuador 43.7
66Egypt 34.4
16El Salvador 53.2
--Equatorial Guinea --
--Eritrea --
52Estonia 37.2
86Ethiopia 30.0
--Fiji --
92Finland 26.9
75France 32.7
--French Guiana --
--French Polynesia --
--Gabon --
27Gambia, The 47.5
54Georgia 36.9
90Germany 28.3
41Ghana 40.8
62Greece 35.4
--Guadeloupe --
7Guatemala 59.9
43Guinea 40.3
29Guinea-Bissau 47.0
--Guyana --
--Haiti --
14Honduras 55.0
35Hong Kong 43.4
92Hungary 26.9
--Iceland --
77India 32.5
67Indonesia 34.3
38Iran 43.0
--Iraq --
60Ireland 35.9
61Israel 35.5
--Israeli Occupied Territories (Palestine) --
59Italy 36.0
51Jamaica 37.9
98Japan 24.9
57Jordan 36.4
78Kazakhstan 32.3
39Kenya 42.5
--Korea, (North) Democratic Republic of --
81Korea, (South) Republic of 31.6
--Kosovo --
--Kuwait --
65Kyrgyzstan 34.8
53Laos 37.0
69Latvia 33.6
--Lebanon --
2Lesotho 63.2
--Liberia --
--Libya --
79Lithuania 31.9
--Luxembourg --
--Macau --
91Macedonia 28.2
27Madagascar 47.5
22Malawi 50.3
24Malaysia 49.2
--Maldives --
21Mali 50.5
--Malta --
--Martinique --
48Mauritania 39.0
--Mauritius --
15Mexico 54.6
54Moldova 36.9
85Mongolia 30.3
--Montenegro --
47Morocco 39.5
46Mozambique 39.6
1Namibia 70.7
55Nepal 36.7
83Netherlands 30.9
--New Caledonia --
58New Zealand 36.2
37Nicaragua 43.1
21Niger 50.5
20Nigeria 50.6
95Norway 25.8
--Oman --
74Pakistan 33.0
13Panama 56.4
19Papua New Guinea 50.9
9Paraguay 57.8
23Peru 49.8
31Philippines 46.1
68Poland 34.1
49Portugal 38.5
--Puerto Rico --
--Qatar --
--Reunion --
85Romania 30.3
82Russia 31.0
88Rwanda 28.9
--Saudi Arabia --
40Senegal 41.3
--Serbia --
4Sierra Leone 62.9
39Singapore 42.5
95Slovakia 25.8
89Slovenia 28.4
--Solomon Islands --
--Somalia --
9South Africa 57.8
77Spain 32.5
72Sri Lanka 33.2
--Sudan --
--Suriname --
6Swaziland 60.9
97Sweden 25.0
73Switzerland 33.1
--Syria --
--Taiwan --
76Tajikistan 32.6
50Tanzania 38.2
36Thailand 43.2
--Timor-Leste --
--Togo --
43Trinidad and Tobago 40.3
45Tunisia 39.8
44Turkey 40.0
41Turkmenistan 40.8
38Uganda 43.0
87Ukraine 29.0
--United Arab Emirates --
59United Kingdom 36.0
41United States (General) 40.8
33Uruguay 44.6
93Uzbekistan 26.8
--Vanuatu --
25Venezuela 49.1
53Vietnam 37.0
--Western Sahara --
70Yemen 33.4
17Zambia 52.6
12Zimbabwe 56.8


Source

The data presented in QuickLists are from a variety of sources including the U.S. Census Bureau's International Data Base, the U.S. State Department's International Religious Freedom Report, the United Nations Human Development Reports, and others.

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