Belize: Gini inequality index

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Gini income inequality index

 Latest value 53.30
 Year 1999
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1993 - 1999
 Average 57.73
 Min - Max 53.30 - 60.90
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Belize from 1993 to 1999. The average value for Belize during that period was 57.73 index points with a minimum of 53.3 index points in 1999 and a maximum of 60.9 index points in 1994. The latest value from 1999 is 53.3 index points. For comparison, the world average in 1999 based on 36 countries is 42.21 index points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Definition: Gini index measures the extent to which the distribution of income (or, in some cases, consumption expenditure) among individuals or households within an economy deviates from a perfectly equal distribution. A Lorenz curve plots the cumulative percentages of total income received against the cumulative number of recipients, starting with the poorest individual or household. The Gini index measures the area between the Lorenz curve and a hypothetical line of absolute equality, expressed as a percentage of the maximum area under the line. Thus a Gini index of 0 represents perfect equality, while an index of 100 implies perfect inequality.

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