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Household income or consumption by percentage share

Data on household income or consumption come from household surveys, with 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.

  • 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% (2016) NA

  • 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

  • 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

  • North Macedonia

    lowest 10%: 1.7%

    highest 10%: 25% (2015 est.)

  • 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%: (2009 est.) NA

    highest 10%: (2009 est.) NA

  • 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

  • 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)