Income Inequality (2000-2010, most recent measure)
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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 absolute equality, a value of 100 absolute inequality. Only nations of 200,000+ population included. Source: The United Nations Human Development Reports.

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RankingNationValue
1Namibia 74.3
2Comoros 64.3
3Botswana 61.0
4Belize 59.6
5Haiti 59.5
6Angola 58.6
7Colombia 58.5
8South Africa 57.8
9Bolivia 57.2
10Honduras 55.3
11Brazil 55.0
12Panama 54.9
13Ecuador 54.4
14Guatemala 53.7
15Paraguay 53.2
16Suriname 52.8
17Liberia 52.6
18Lesotho 52.5
19Nicaragua 52.3
20Chile 52.0
21Mexico 51.6
22Papua New Guinea 50.9
23Swaziland 50.7
23Zambia 50.7
24Peru 50.5
25Cape Verde 50.4
26Zimbabwe 50.1
27Costa Rica 48.9
28Argentina 48.8
29Cote d'Ivoire 48.4
29Dominican Republic 48.4
30Kenya 47.7
31Congo, Republic of the 47.3
31Gambia, The 47.3
31Nepal 47.3
32Madagascar 47.2
33Mozambique 47.1
33Uruguay 47.1
34El Salvador 46.9
35Bhutan 46.8
36Rwanda 46.7
37Jamaica 45.5
38Cameroon 44.6
39Congo, Democratic Republic of the 44.4
40Cambodia 44.2
41Philippines 44.0
42Niger 43.9
43Russia 43.7
44Central African Republic 43.6
45Hong Kong 43.4
45Venezuela 43.4
46Guinea 43.3
47Guyana 43.2
48Nigeria 42.9
49Ghana 42.8
49Macedonia 42.8
50Uganda 42.6
51Sierra Leone 42.5
51Singapore 42.5
51Thailand 42.5
52China 41.5
52Gabon 41.5
53Turkey 41.2
54Sri Lanka 41.1
55Morocco 40.9
56Georgia 40.8
56Tunisia 40.8
56Turkmenistan 40.8
56United States (General) 40.8
57Trinidad and Tobago 40.3
58Djibouti 39.9
59Chad 39.8
60Burkina Faso 39.6
61Israel 39.2
61Senegal 39.2
62Malawi 39.0
62Mali 39.0
62Mauritania 39.0
63Benin 38.6
64Portugal 38.5
65Iran 38.3
66Malaysia 37.9
67Vietnam 37.8
68Jordan 37.7
68Yemen 37.7
69Indonesia 37.6
70Maldives 37.4
70Moldova 37.4
71Montenegro 36.9
72India 36.8
73Uzbekistan 36.7
74Mongolia 36.6
75Bosnia and Herzegovina 36.3
75Latvia 36.3
76New Zealand 36.2
77Estonia 36.0
77Italy 36.0
77United Kingdom 36.0
78Lithuania 35.8
79Guinea-Bissau 35.5
80Algeria 35.3
81Australia 35.2
82Poland 34.9
83Spain 34.7
84Tanzania 34.6
85Togo 34.4
86Greece 34.3
86Ireland 34.3
87Switzerland 33.7
88Tajikistan 33.6
89Kyrgyzstan 33.5
90Burundi 33.3
91Albania 33.0
91Belgium 33.0
92France 32.7
93Canada 32.6
93Laos 32.6
94Egypt 32.1
94Romania 32.1
95Timor-Leste 31.9
96Korea, (South) Republic of 31.6
97Pakistan 31.2
97Slovenia 31.2
98Bangladesh 31.0
99Kazakhstan 30.9
99Netherlands 30.9
100Armenia 30.2
101Hungary 30.0
102Ethiopia 29.8
103Bulgaria 29.2
104Austria 29.1
105Croatia 29.0
106Belarus 28.8
107Germany 28.3
108Serbia 28.2
109Ukraine 27.6
110Finland 26.9
111Czech Republic 25.8
111Norway 25.8
111Slovakia 25.8
112Sweden 25.0
113Japan 24.9
114Denmark 24.7
115Azerbaijan 16.8
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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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