Income quintile ratio

Income quintile ratio

Ratio of the average income of the richest 20% of the population to the average income of the poorest 20% of the population.

Source: HDRO calculations based on data from World Bank (2013a).

Data in the tables are those available to the Human Development Report Office as of 15 November, 2013, unless otherwise specified.

HDI Rank

Country

2013

.. Very high human development

..

.. High human development

..

.. Medium human development

..

.. Low human development

..

1 Norway

..

2 Australia

..

3 Switzerland

..

4 Netherlands

5.1

5 United States

..

6 Germany

..

7 New Zealand

..

8 Canada

..

9 Singapore

..

10 Denmark

..

11 Ireland

..

12 Sweden

..

13 Iceland

..

14 United Kingdom

7.2

15 Korea (Republic of)

..

15 Hong Kong, China (SAR)

..

17 Japan

..

18 Liechtenstein

..

19 Israel

..

20 France

..

21 Luxembourg

..

21 Belgium

..

21 Austria

..

24 Finland

..

25 Slovenia

4.8

26 Italy

..

27 Spain

..

28 Czech Republic

..

29 Greece

..

30 Brunei Darussalam

..

31 Qatar

13.3

32 Cyprus

..

33 Estonia

6.4

34 Saudi Arabia

..

35 Poland

5.2

35 Lithuania

6.7

37 Slovakia

3.6

37 Andorra

..

39 Malta

..

40 United Arab Emirates

..

41 Portugal

..

41 Chile

13.5

43 Hungary

4.8

44 Cuba

..

44 Bahrain

..

46 Kuwait

..

47 Croatia

5.2

48 Latvia

6.0

49 Argentina

11.3

50 Uruguay

10.3

51 Montenegro

4.3

51 Bahamas

..

53 Belarus

3.8

54 Romania

4.1

55 Libya

..

56 Oman

..

57 Russian Federation

7.3

58 Bulgaria

4.3

59 Barbados

..

60 Palau

..

61 Antigua and Barbuda

..

62 Malaysia

11.3

63 Mauritius

..

64 Trinidad and Tobago

..

65 Panama

17.1

65 Lebanon

..

67 Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

11.5

68 Costa Rica

14.5

69 Turkey

8.3

70 Kazakhstan

4.2

71 Seychelles

18.8

71 Mexico

10.7

73 Sri Lanka

5.8

73 Saint Kitts and Nevis

..

75 Iran (Islamic Republic of)

7.0

76 Azerbaijan

5.3

77 Serbia

4.6

77 Jordan

5.7

79 Grenada

..

79 Georgia

9.5

79 Brazil

20.6

82 Peru

13.5

83 Ukraine

3.6

84 The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

10.0

84 Belize

17.6

86 Bosnia and Herzegovina

6.5

87 Armenia

4.6

88 Fiji

8.0

89 Thailand

6.9

90 Tunisia

6.4

91 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

..

91 China

10.1

93 Dominica

..

93 Algeria

..

95 Albania

5.3

96 Jamaica

9.6

97 Saint Lucia

..

98 Ecuador

12.5

98 Colombia

20.1

100 Tonga

..

100 Suriname

17.9

102 Dominican Republic

11.3

103 Turkmenistan

..

103 Mongolia

6.2

103 Maldives

6.8

106 Samoa

..

107 Palestine, State of

5.8

108 Indonesia

6.3

109 Botswana

..

110 Egypt

4.4

111 Paraguay

17.3

112 Gabon

7.8

113 Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

27.8

114 Moldova (Republic of)

5.3

115 El Salvador

14.3

116 Uzbekistan

6.2

117 Philippines

8.3

118 Syrian Arab Republic

5.7

118 South Africa

25.3

120 Iraq

4.6

121 Viet Nam

5.9

121 Guyana

..

123 Cape Verde

..

124 Micronesia (Federated States of)

..

125 Kyrgyzstan

5.4

125 Guatemala

19.6

127 Namibia

21.8

128 Timor-Leste

..

129 Morocco

7.3

129 Honduras

29.7

131 Vanuatu

..

132 Nicaragua

7.6

133 Tajikistan

4.7

133 Kiribati

..

135 India

5.0

136 Cambodia

5.6

136 Bhutan

6.8

138 Ghana

9.3

139 Lao People's Democratic Republic

5.9

140 Congo

10.7

141 Zambia

17.4

142 Sao Tome and Principe

..

142 Bangladesh

4.7

144 Equatorial Guinea

..

145 Nepal

5.0

146 Pakistan

4.2

147 Kenya

11.0

148 Swaziland

14.0

149 Angola

9.0

150 Myanmar

..

151 Rwanda

11.0

152 Nigeria

12.2

152 Cameroon

6.9

154 Yemen

6.3

155 Madagascar

9.3

156 Zimbabwe

..

157 Solomon Islands

..

157 Papua New Guinea

..

159 Tanzania (United Republic of)

6.6

159 Comoros

26.7

161 Mauritania

7.8

162 Lesotho

19.0

163 Senegal

7.7

164 Uganda

8.7

165 Benin

6.6

166 Togo

7.6

166 Sudan

6.2

168 Haiti

..

169 Afghanistan

4.0

170 Djibouti

..

171 Côte d'Ivoire

8.5

172 Gambia

11.0

173 Ethiopia

5.3

174 Malawi

8.9

175 Liberia

7.0

176 Mali

5.2

177 Guinea-Bissau

..

178 Mozambique

9.8

179 Guinea

7.3

180 Burundi

4.8

181 Burkina Faso

7.0

182 Eritrea

..

183 Sierra Leone

5.6

184 Chad

7.4

185 Central African Republic

18.0

186 Congo (Democratic Republic of the)

9.3

187 Niger

5.3

.. South Sudan

..

.. Tuvalu

..

.. Somalia

..

.. San Marino

..

.. Nauru

..

.. Monaco

..

.. Marshall Islands

70.0

.. Korea (Democratic People's Rep. of)

..


Footnotes
Data refer to years before 2013

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