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Distribution of family income - Gini index

See how world countries compare to each other in terms of Distribution of family income - Gini index. Follow the color coded map to visually see how Distribution of family income - Gini index is distributed between world countries. The darker the color, the higher the value. You can filter which regions to display in the table. When filters are used the two ranks are displayed: the one within the current filter set and the global rank.

This index measures the degree of inequality in the distribution of family income in a country. The index is calculated from the Lorenz curve, in which cumulative family income is plotted against the number of families arranged from the poorest to the richest. The index is the ratio of (a) the area between a country's Lorenz curve and the 45 degree helping line to (b) the entire triangular area under the 45 degree line. The more nearly equal a country's income distribution, the closer its Lorenz curve to the 45 degree line and the lower its Gini index, e.g., a Scandinavian country with an index of 25. The more unequal a country's income distribution, the farther its Lorenz curve from the 45 degree line and the higher its Gini index, e.g., a Sub-Saharan country with an index of 50. If income were distributed with perfect equality, the Lorenz curve would coincide with the 45 degree line and the index would be zero; if income were distributed with perfect inequality, the Lorenz curve would coincide with the horizontal axis and the right vertical axis and the index would be 100.

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# Country Value Last update
1 / 1 Flag of Lesotho Lesotho 63 1995
2 / 2 Flag of South Africa South Africa 63 2005
3 / 3 Flag of Botswana Botswana 63 1993
4 / 4 Flag of Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 63 1989
5 / 5 Flag of Central African Republic Central African Republic 61 1993
6 / 6 Flag of Namibia Namibia 60 2010
7 / 7 Flag of Haiti Haiti 59 2001
8 / 8 Flag of Honduras Honduras 58 2007
9 / 9 Flag of Zambia Zambia 58 2010
10 / 10 Flag of Colombia Colombia 56 2010
11 / 11 Flag of Guatemala Guatemala 55 2007
12 / 12 Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong 54 2011
13 / 13 Flag of Paraguay Paraguay 53 2009
14 / 14 Flag of Chile Chile 52 2009
15 / 15 Flag of Brazil Brazil 52 2012
16 / 16 Flag of Panama Panama 52 2010 est.
17 / 17 Flag of Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea 51 1996
18 / 18 Flag of Swaziland Swaziland 50 2001
19 / 19 Flag of Costa Rica Costa Rica 50 2009
20 / 20 Flag of Gambia, The Gambia, The 50 1998
21 / 21 Flag of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 50 2006
22 / 22 Flag of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 49 2010
23 / 23 Flag of Ecuador Ecuador 49 December 2013
24 / 24 Flag of Mexico Mexico 48 2008
25 / 25 Flag of Peru Peru 48 2010
26 / 26 Flag of Madagascar Madagascar 48 2001
27 / 27 Flag of China China 47 2013
28 / 28 Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 47 2010 est.
29 / 29 Flag of Bolivia Bolivia 47 2011
30 / 30 Flag of El Salvador El Salvador 47 2007
31 / 31 Flag of Rwanda Rwanda 47 2000
32 / 32 Flag of Singapore Singapore 46 2013
33 / 33 Flag of Malaysia Malaysia 46 2009
34 / 34 Flag of Georgia Georgia 46 2011
35 / 35 Flag of South Sudan South Sudan 46 2010 est.
36 / 36 Flag of Argentina Argentina 46 2009
37 / 37 Flag of Mozambique Mozambique 46 2008
38 / 38 Flag of Jamaica Jamaica 46 2004
39 / 39 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 45 2007
40 / 40 Flag of Uruguay Uruguay 45 2010
41 / 41 Flag of United States United States 45 2007
42 / 42 Flag of Philippines Philippines 45 2009
43 / 43 Flag of Cameroon Cameroon 45 2001
44 / 44 Flag of Guyana Guyana 45 2007
45 / 45 Flag of Iran Iran 45 2006
46 / 46 Flag of Uganda Uganda 44 2009
47 / 47 Flag of Nigeria Nigeria 44 2003
48 / 48 Flag of Kenya Kenya 43 2008 est.
49 / 49 Flag of Burundi Burundi 42 1998
50 / 50 Flag of Russia Russia 42 2012
51 / 51 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire Cote d'Ivoire 42 2008
52 / 52 Flag of Senegal Senegal 41 2001
53 / 53 Flag of Djibouti Djibouti 41 2002
54 / 54 Flag of Morocco Morocco 41 2007 est.
55 / 55 Flag of Turkmenistan Turkmenistan 41 1998
56 / 56 Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua 41 2010
57 / 57 Flag of Turkey Turkey 40 2010
58 / 58 Flag of Mali Mali 40 2001
59 / 59 Flag of Tunisia Tunisia 40 2005 est.
60 / 60 Flag of Jordan Jordan 40 2007
61 / 61 Flag of Burkina Faso Burkina Faso 40 2007
62 / 62 Flag of Ghana Ghana 39 2005-06
63 / 63 Flag of Guinea Guinea 39 2007
64 / 64 Flag of Thailand Thailand 39 2010
65 / 65 Flag of Macedonia Macedonia 39 2011
66 / 66 Flag of Malawi Malawi 39 2004
67 / 67 Flag of Mauritania Mauritania 39 2000
68 / 68 Flag of Mauritius Mauritius 39 2006 est.
69 / 69 Flag of Venezuela Venezuela 39 2011
70 / 70 Flag of Bhutan Bhutan 39
71 / 71 Flag of Portugal Portugal 39 2007
72 / 72 Flag of Serbia Serbia 38 2013 est.
73 / 73 Flag of Cambodia Cambodia 38 2008 est.
74 / 74 Flag of Yemen Yemen 38 2005
75 / 75 Flag of Israel Israel 38 2012
76 / 76 Flag of Japan Japan 38 2008
77 / 77 Flag of Tanzania Tanzania 38 2007
78 / 78 Flag of Vietnam Vietnam 38 2008
79 / 79 Flag of Maldives Maldives 37 2004
80 / 80 Flag of India India 37 2004
81 / 81 Flag of Indonesia Indonesia 37 2009
82 / 82 Flag of Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 37 2003
83 / 83 Flag of Laos Laos 37 2008
84 / 84 Flag of Benin Benin 37 2003
85 / 85 Flag of Mongolia Mongolia 37 2008
86 / 86 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 36 2007
87 / 87 Flag of New Zealand New Zealand 36 1997
88 / 88 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 36 2009
89 / 89 Flag of Algeria Algeria 35 1995
90 / 90 Flag of Latvia Latvia 35 2010
91 / 91 Flag of Macau Macau 35 2013
92 / 92 Flag of Albania Albania 35 2008
93 / 93 Flag of Greece Greece 34 2012 est.
94 / 94 Flag of Taiwan Taiwan 34 2011
95 / 95 Flag of Poland Poland 34 2009
96 / 96 Flag of Niger Niger 34 2007
97 / 97 Flag of Ireland Ireland 34 2010
98 / 98 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 34 2008
99 / 99 Flag of Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan 33 2007
100 / 100 Flag of Ethiopia Ethiopia 33 2011
101 / 101 Flag of Moldova Moldova 33 2010
102 / 102 Flag of Nepal Nepal 33 2010
103 / 103 Flag of Tajikistan Tajikistan 33 2006
104 / 104 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom 32 2012
105 / 105 Flag of Bangladesh Bangladesh 32 2010
106 / 106 Flag of Canada Canada 32 2005
107 / 107 Flag of Croatia Croatia 32 2010
108 / 108 Flag of Spain Spain 32 2005
109 / 109 Flag of Italy Italy 32 2012 est.
110 / 110 Flag of Timor-Leste Timor-Leste 32 2007 est.
111 / 111 Flag of Estonia Estonia 31 2010
112 / 112 Flag of Korea, South Korea, South 31 2011 est.
113 / 113 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 31 2012 est.
114 / 114 Flag of Armenia Armenia 31 2008
115 / 115 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 31 2007
116 / 116 Flag of Egypt Egypt 31 2008
117 / 117 Flag of France France 31 2011
118 / 118 Flag of Pakistan Pakistan 31 FY07/08
119 / 119 Flag of Australia Australia 30 2008
120 / 120 Flag of Kosovo Kosovo 30 FY05/06
121 / 121 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 29 2011
122 / 122 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 29 2012 est.
123 / 123 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 28 2009
124 / 124 Flag of Belgium Belgium 28 2005
125 / 125 Flag of Iceland Iceland 28 2006
126 / 126 Flag of Romania Romania 27 2011
127 / 127 Flag of Belarus Belarus 27 2008
128 / 128 Flag of Malta Malta 27 2012
129 / 129 Flag of Germany Germany 27 2006
130 / 130 Flag of Finland Finland 27 2008
131 / 131 Flag of Austria Austria 26 2007
132 / 132 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 26 2005
133 / 133 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 26 2005
134 / 134 Flag of Norway Norway 25 2008
135 / 135 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic 25 2012
136 / 136 Flag of Denmark Denmark 25 2011 est.
137 / 137 Flag of Hungary Hungary 25 2009
138 / 138 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro 24 2010
139 / 139 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 24 2012
140 / 140 Flag of Sweden Sweden 23 2005