Country Statistics: 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
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
10Guatemala55.12007
11Hong Kong53.72011
12Colombia53.52012
13Paraguay53.22009
14Chile52.12009
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