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.

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