Distribution of family income - Gini index

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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.

#CountryDISTRIBUTION OF FAMILY INCOME - GINI INDEX
1 Lesotho 63.2
1995
2 Botswana 63.0
1993
3 Sierra Leone 62.9
1989
4 South Africa 62.5
2013 est.
5 Central African Republic 61.3
1993
6 Micronesia, Federated States of 61.1
2013 est.
7 Namibia 59.7
2010
8 Haiti 59.2
2001
9 Honduras 57.7
2007
10 Zambia 57.5
2010
11 Guatemala 55.1
2007
12 Hong Kong 53.7
2011
13 Colombia 53.5
2012
14 Paraguay 53.2
2009
15 Chile 52.1
2009
16 Panama 51.9
2010 est.
17 Brazil 51.9
2012
18 Papua New Guinea 50.9
1996
19 Swaziland 50.4
2001
20 Costa Rica 50.3
2009
21 Gambia, The 50.2
1998
22 Zimbabwe 50.1
2006
23 Sri Lanka 49.0
2010
24 Ecuador 48.5
December 2013
25 Thailand 48.4
2011
26 Mexico 48.3
2008
27 Madagascar 47.5
2001
28 China 46.9
2014 est.
29 El Salvador 46.9
2007
30 Rwanda 46.8
2000
31 Bolivia 46.6
2012
32 Singapore 46.4
2014
33 Malaysia 46.2
2009
34 Philippines 46.0
2012
35 Georgia 46.0
2011
36 South Sudan 46.0
2010 est.
37 Argentina 45.8
2009
38 Dominican Republic 45.7
2012 est.
39 Mozambique 45.6
2008
40 Jamaica 45.5
2004
41 Uruguay 45.3
2010
42 Peru 45.3
2012
43 United States 45.0
2007
44 Cameroon 44.6
2001
45 Guyana 44.6
2007
46 Iran 44.5
2006
47 Nigeria 43.7
2003
48 Macedonia 43.6
2013
49 Chad 43.3
2011 est.
50 Israel 42.8
2012
51 Kenya 42.5
2008 est.
52 Burundi 42.4
1998
53 Ghana 42.3
2012-13
54 Russia 42.0
2012
55 Cote d'Ivoire 41.5
2008
56 Djibouti 40.9
2002
57 Morocco 40.9
2007 est.
58 Turkmenistan 40.8
1998
59 Nicaragua 40.5
2010
60 Senegal 40.3
2011
61 Turkey 40.2
2010
62 Mali 40.1
2001
63 Tunisia 40.0
2005 est.
64 Jordan 39.7
2007
65 Burkina Faso 39.5
2007
66 Uganda 39.5
2013
67 Guinea 39.4
2007
68 Venezuela 39.0
2011
69 Malawi 39.0
2004
70 Mauritania 39.0
2000
71 Serbia 38.7
2014 est.
72 Bhutan 38.7
2012
73 Cambodia 37.9
2008 est.
74 Japan 37.9
2011
75 Yemen 37.9
2009 est.
76 Tanzania 37.6
2007
77 Vietnam 37.6
2008
78 Maldives 37.4
2004 est.
79 Uzbekistan 36.8
2003
80 Indonesia 36.8
2009
81 Laos 36.7
2008
82 Mongolia 36.5
2008
83 Benin 36.5
2003
84 Bosnia and Herzegovina 36.2
2007
85 New Zealand 36.2
1997
86 Mauritius 35.9
2012 est.
87 Spain 35.9
2011
88 Lithuania 35.5
2009
89 Bulgaria 35.4
2012
90 Algeria 35.3
1995
91 Latvia 35.2
2010
92 Macau 35.0
2013
93 Cyprus 34.8
2013 est.
94 West Bank 34.5
2009 est.
95 Greece 34.5
2013 est.
96 Portugal 34.2
2013 est.
97 Niger 34.0
2007
98 Ireland 33.9
2010
99 Taiwan 33.8
2012
100 Azerbaijan 33.7
2008
101 India 33.6
2012
102 Kyrgyzstan 33.4
2007
103 Moldova 33.0
2010
104 Ethiopia 33.0
2011
105 Estonia 32.9
2013
106 Nepal 32.8
2010
107 Tajikistan 32.6
2006
108 United Kingdom 32.4
2012
109 Poland 32.4
2009
110 Canada 32.1
2005
111 Bangladesh 32.1
2010
112 Croatia 32.0
2010
113 Italy 31.9
2012 est.
114 Timor-Leste 31.9
2007 est.
115 European Union 30.9
2012 est.
116 Egypt 30.8
2008
117 Luxembourg 30.4
2013 est.
118 Armenia 30.3
2012
119 Australia 30.3
2008
120 Korea, South 30.2
2013 est.
121 France 30.1
2013
122 Kosovo 30.0
FY05/06
123 Pakistan 29.6
FY2011
124 Albania 29.0
2012 est.
125 Kazakhstan 28.9
2011
126 Switzerland 28.7
2012 est.
127 Ukraine 28.2
2009
128 Iceland 28.0
2006
129 Malta 27.9
2013
130 Romania 27.3
2012
131 Germany 27.0
2006
132 Norway 26.8
2010
133 Finland 26.8
2008
134 Belarus 26.5
2011
135 Austria 26.3
2007
136 Montenegro 26.2
2013 est.
137 Belgium 25.9
2013 est.
138 Slovakia 25.3
2012
139 Netherlands 25.1
2013 est.
140 Sweden 24.9
2013
141 Czech Republic 24.9
2012
142 Denmark 24.8
2011 est.
143 Hungary 24.7
2009
144 Slovenia 23.7
2012