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Field Listing :: Household income or consumption by percentage share
Data on household income or consumption come from household surveys, the results adjusted for household size. Nations use different standards and procedures in collecting and adjusting the data. Surveys based on income will normally show a more unequal distribution than surveys based on consumption. The quality of surveys is improving with time, yet caution is still necessary in making inter-country comparisons.
By Country Listing of the values for the Household income or consumption by percentage share field
Country Household income or consumption by percentage share
Afghanistan
lowest 10%: 3.8%
highest 10%: 24% (2008)
Albania
lowest 10%: 4.1%
highest 10%: 19.6% (2015 est.)
Algeria
lowest 10%: 2.8%
highest 10%: 26.8% (1995)
American Samoa
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Andorra
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Angola
lowest 10%: 0.6%
highest 10%: 44.7% (2000)
Anguilla
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Antigua and Barbuda
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Argentina
lowest 10%: 1.8%
highest 10%: 31% (2017 est.)
Armenia
lowest 10%: 3.5%
highest 10%: 25.7% (2014)
Aruba
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Australia
lowest 10%: 2%
highest 10%: 25.4% (1994)
Austria
lowest 10%: 2.8%
highest 10%: 23.5% (2012 est.)
Azerbaijan
lowest 10%: 3.4%
highest 10%: 27.4% (2008)
Bahamas, The
lowest 10%: 1%
highest 10%: 22% (2007 est.)
Bahrain
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Bangladesh
lowest 10%: 4%
highest 10%: 27% (2010 est.)
Barbados
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Belarus
lowest 10%: 3.8%
highest 10%: 21.9% (2008)
Belgium
lowest 10%: 3.4%
highest 10%: 28.4% (2006)
Belize
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Benin
lowest 10%: 3.1%
highest 10%: 29% (2003)
Bermuda
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Bhutan
lowest 10%: 2.8%
highest 10%: 30.6% (2012)
Bolivia
lowest 10%: 0.9%
highest 10%: 36.1% (2014 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
lowest 10%: 2.9%
highest 10%: 25.8% (2011 est.)
Botswana
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Brazil
lowest 10%: 0.8%
highest 10%: 43.4% (2016 est.)
British Virgin Islands
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Brunei
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Bulgaria
lowest 10%: 1.9%
highest 10%: 31.2% (2017)
Burkina Faso
lowest 10%: 2.9%
highest 10%: 32.2% (2009 est.)
Burma
lowest 10%: 2.8%
highest 10%: 32.4% (1998)
Burundi
lowest 10%: 4.1%
highest 10%: 28% (2006)
Cabo Verde
lowest 10%: 1.9%
highest 10%: 40.6% (2000)
Cambodia
lowest 10%: 2%
highest 10%: 28% (2013 est.)
Cameroon
lowest 10%: 37.5%
highest 10%: 35.4% (2001)
Canada
lowest 10%: 2.6%
highest 10%: 24.8% (2000)
Cayman Islands
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Central African Republic
lowest 10%: 2.1%
highest 10%: 33% (2003)
Chad
lowest 10%: 2.6%
highest 10%: 30.8% (2003)
Chile
lowest 10%: 1.7%
highest 10%: 41.5% (2013 est.)
China
lowest 10%: 2.1%
highest 10%: 31.4% (2012)

note: data are for urban households only

Colombia
lowest 10%: 1.2%
highest 10%: 39.6% (2015 est.)
Comoros
lowest 10%: 0.9%
highest 10%: 55.2% (2004)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
lowest 10%: 2.3%
highest 10%: 34.7% (2006)
Congo, Republic of the
lowest 10%: 2.1%
highest 10%: 37.1% (2005)
Cook Islands
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Costa Rica
lowest 10%: 1.5%
highest 10%: 36.9% (2014 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire
lowest 10%: 2.2%
highest 10%: 31.8% (2008)
Croatia
lowest 10%: 2.7%
highest 10%: 23% (2015 est.)
Cuba
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Cyprus
lowest 10%: 3.3%
highest 10%: 28.8% (2014)
Czechia
lowest 10%: 4.1%
highest 10%: 21.7% (2015 est.)
Denmark
lowest 10%: 9%
highest 10%: 23.4% (2016 est.)
Djibouti
lowest 10%: 2.4%
highest 10%: 30.9% (2002)
Dominica
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Dominican Republic
lowest 10%: 1.9%
highest 10%: 37.4% (2013 est.)
Ecuador
lowest 10%: 1.4%
highest 10%: 35.4% (2012 est.)

note: data are for urban households only

Egypt
lowest 10%: 4%
highest 10%: 26.6% (2008)
El Salvador
lowest 10%: 2.2%
highest 10%: 32.3% (2014 est.)
Equatorial Guinea
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Eritrea
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Estonia
lowest 10%: 2.3%
highest 10%: 25.6% (2015)
Eswatini
lowest 10%: 1.7%
highest 10%: 40.1% (2010 est.)
Ethiopia
lowest 10%: 4.1%
highest 10%: 25.6% (2005)
European Union
lowest 10%: 2.8%
highest 10%: 23.8% (2016 est.)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Faroe Islands
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Fiji
lowest 10%: 2.6%
highest 10%: 34.9% (2009 est.)
Finland
lowest 10%: 6.7%
highest 10%: 45.2% (2013)
France
lowest 10%: 3.6%
highest 10%: 25.4% (2013)
French Polynesia
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Gabon
lowest 10%: 2.5%
highest 10%: 32.7% (2005)
Gambia, The
lowest 10%: 2%
highest 10%: 36.9% (2003)
Georgia
lowest 10%: 2%
highest 10%: 31.3% (2008)
Germany
lowest 10%: 3.6%
highest 10%: 24% (2000)
Ghana
lowest 10%: 2%
highest 10%: 32.8% (2006)
Gibraltar
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Greece
lowest 10%: 1.7%
highest 10%: 26.7% (2015 est.)
Greenland
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Grenada
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Guam
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Guatemala
lowest 10%: 1.6%
highest 10%: 38.4% (2014)
Guernsey
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Guinea
lowest 10%: 2.7%
highest 10%: 30.3% (2007)
Guinea-Bissau
lowest 10%: 2.9%
highest 10%: 28% (2002)
Guyana
lowest 10%: 1.3%
highest 10%: 33.8% (1999)
Haiti
lowest 10%: 0.7%
highest 10%: 47.7% (2001)
Honduras
lowest 10%: 1.2%
highest 10%: 38.4% (2014)
Hong Kong
lowest 10%: 1.8% NA
highest 10%: 38.1% NA (2016)
Hungary
lowest 10%: 3.3%
highest 10%: 22.4% (2015)
Iceland
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
India
lowest 10%: 3.6%
highest 10%: 29.8% (2011)
Indonesia
lowest 10%: 3.4%
highest 10%: 28.2% (2010)
Iran
lowest 10%: 2.6%
highest 10%: 29.6% (2005)
Iraq
lowest 10%: 3.6%
highest 10%: 25.7% (2007 est.)
Ireland
lowest 10%: 2.9%
highest 10%: 27.2% (2000)
Isle of Man
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Israel
lowest 10%: 1.7%
highest 10%: 31.3% (2010)
Italy
lowest 10%: 2.3%
highest 10%: 26.8% (2000)
Jamaica
lowest 10%: 2.6%
highest 10%: 29.3% (2015)
Japan
lowest 10%: 2.7%
highest 10%: 24.8% (2008)
Jersey
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Jordan
lowest 10%: 3.4%
highest 10%: 28.7% (2010 est.)
Kazakhstan
lowest 10%: 4.2%
highest 10%: 23.3% (2016)
Kenya
lowest 10%: 1.8%
highest 10%: 37.8% (2005)
Kiribati
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Korea, North
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Korea, South
lowest 10%: 6.8%
highest 10%: 48.5% (2015 est.)
Kosovo
lowest 10%: 3.8%
highest 10%: 22% (2015 est.)
Kuwait
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Kyrgyzstan
lowest 10%: 4.4%
highest 10%: 22.9% (2014 est.)
Laos
lowest 10%: 3.3%
highest 10%: 30.3% (2008)
Latvia
lowest 10%: 2.2%
highest 10%: 26.3% (2015)
Lebanon
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Lesotho
lowest 10%: 1%
highest 10%: 39.4% (2003)
Liberia
lowest 10%: 2.4%
highest 10%: 30.1% (2007)
Libya
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Liechtenstein
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Lithuania
lowest 10%: 2.2%
highest 10%: 28.8% (2015)
Luxembourg
lowest 10%: 3.5%
highest 10%: 23.8% (2000)
Macau
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Macedonia
lowest 10%: 1.7%
highest 10%: 25% (2015 est.)
Madagascar
lowest 10%: 2.2%
highest 10%: 34.7% (2010 est.)
Malawi
lowest 10%: 2.2%
highest 10%: 37.5% (2010 est.)
Malaysia
lowest 10%: 1.8%
highest 10%: 34.7% (2009 est.)
Maldives
lowest 10%: 1.2%
highest 10%: 33.3% (FY09/10)
Mali
lowest 10%: 3.5%
highest 10%: 25.8% (2010 est.)
Malta
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Marshall Islands
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Mauritania
lowest 10%: 2.5%
highest 10%: 29.5% (2000)
Mauritius
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Mexico
lowest 10%: 2%
highest 10%: 40% (2014)
Micronesia, Federated States of
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Moldova
lowest 10%: 4.2%
highest 10%: 22.1% (2014 est.)
Monaco
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Mongolia
lowest 10%: 13.7%
highest 10%: 5.7% (2017)
Montenegro
lowest 10%: 3.5%
highest 10%: 25.7% (2014 est.)
Montserrat
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Morocco
lowest 10%: 2.7%
highest 10%: 33.2% (2007)
Mozambique
lowest 10%: 1.9%
highest 10%: 36.7% (2008)
Namibia
lowest 10%: 2.4%
highest 10%: 42% (2010)
Nauru
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Nepal
lowest 10%: 3.2%
highest 10%: 29.5% (2011)
Netherlands
lowest 10%: 2.3%
highest 10%: 24.9% (2014 est.)
New Caledonia
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
New Zealand
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Nicaragua
lowest 10%: 1.8%
highest 10%: 47.1% (2014)
Niger
lowest 10%: 3.2%
highest 10%: 26.8% (2014)
Nigeria
lowest 10%: 1.8%
highest 10%: 38.2% (2010 est.)
Niue
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Northern Mariana Islands
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Norway
lowest 10%: 3.8%
highest 10%: 21.2% (2014)
Oman
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Pakistan
lowest 10%: 4%
highest 10%: 26.1% (FY2013)
Palau
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Panama
lowest 10%: 1.1%
highest 10%: 38.9% (2014 est.)
Papua New Guinea
lowest 10%: 1.7%
highest 10%: 40.5% (1996)
Paraguay
lowest 10%: 1.5%
highest 10%: 37.6% (2013 est.)
Peru
lowest 10%: 1.4%
highest 10%: 36.1% (2010 est.)
Philippines
lowest 10%: 3.2%
highest 10%: 29.5% (2015 est.)
Poland
lowest 10%: 3%
highest 10%: 23.9% (2015 est.)
Portugal
lowest 10%: 2.6%
highest 10%: 25.9% (2015 est.)
Puerto Rico
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Qatar
lowest 10%: 1.3%
highest 10%: 35.9% (2007)
Romania
lowest 10%: 15.3%
highest 10%: 7.6% (2014 est.)
Russia
lowest 10%: 2.3%
highest 10%: 32.2% (2012 est.)
Rwanda
lowest 10%: 2.1%
highest 10%: 43.2% (2011 est.)
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Saint Kitts and Nevis
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Saint Lucia
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Samoa
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
San Marino
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Sao Tome and Principe
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Saudi Arabia
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Senegal
lowest 10%: 2.5%
highest 10%: 31.1% (2011)
Serbia
lowest 10%: 2.2%
highest 10%: 23.8% (2011)
Seychelles
lowest 10%: 4.7%
highest 10%: 15.4% (2007)
Sierra Leone
lowest 10%: 2.6%
highest 10%: 33.6% (2003)
Singapore
lowest 10%: 1.6%
highest 10%: 27.5% (2017)
Slovakia
lowest 10%: 3.3%
highest 10%: 19.3% (2015 est.)
Slovenia
lowest 10%: 3.8%
highest 10%: 20.1% (2016)
Solomon Islands
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Somalia
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
South Africa
lowest 10%: 1.2%
highest 10%: 51.3% (2011 est.)
Spain
lowest 10%: 2.5%
highest 10%: 24% (2011)
Sri Lanka
lowest 10%: 3%
highest 10%: 32.2% (2012 est.)
Sudan
lowest 10%: 2.7%
highest 10%: 26.7% (2009 est.)
Suriname
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Sweden
lowest 10%: 3.4%
highest 10%: 24% (2012)
Switzerland
lowest 10%: 7.5%
highest 10%: 19% (2007)
Syria
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Taiwan
lowest 10%: 6.4% (2010)
highest 10%: 40.3% (2010)
Tajikistan
lowest 10%: NA (2009 est.)
highest 10%: NA (2009 est.)
Tanzania
lowest 10%: 2.8%
highest 10%: 29.6% (2007)
Thailand
lowest 10%: 2.8%
highest 10%: 31.5% (2009 est.)
Timor-Leste
lowest 10%: 4%
highest 10%: 27% (2007)
Togo
lowest 10%: 3.3%
highest 10%: 27.1% (2006)
Tonga
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Trinidad and Tobago
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Tunisia
lowest 10%: 2.6%
highest 10%: 27% (2010 est.)
Turkey
lowest 10%: 2.1%
highest 10%: 30.3% (2008)
Turkmenistan
lowest 10%: 2.6%
highest 10%: 31.7% (1998)
Turks and Caicos Islands
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Tuvalu
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Uganda
lowest 10%: 2.4%
highest 10%: 36.1% (2009 est.)
Ukraine
lowest 10%: 4.2%
highest 10%: 21.6% (2015 est.)
United Arab Emirates
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
United Kingdom
lowest 10%: 1.7%
highest 10%: 31.1% (2012)
United States
lowest 10%: 2%
highest 10%: 30% (2007 est.)
Uruguay
lowest 10%: 1.9%
highest 10%: 30.8% (2014 est.)
Uzbekistan
lowest 10%: 2.8%
highest 10%: 29.6% (2003)
Vanuatu
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Venezuela
lowest 10%: 1.7%
highest 10%: 32.7% (2006)
Vietnam
lowest 10%: 2.7%
highest 10%: 26.8% (2014)
Virgin Islands
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Wallis and Futuna
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
West Bank
lowest 10%: 3.2%
highest 10%: 28.2% (2009 est.)

note: includes Gaza Strip

Western Sahara
lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
World
lowest 10%: 2.6%
highest 10%: 30.2% (2008 est.)
Yemen
lowest 10%: 2.6%
highest 10%: 30.3% (2008 est.)
Zambia
lowest 10%: 1.5%
highest 10%: 47.4% (2010)
Zimbabwe
lowest 10%: 2%
highest 10%: 40.4% (1995)