Cameroon: Gini inequality index

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Gini income inequality index

 Latest value 42.20
 Year 2021
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1996 - 2021
 Average 43.62
 Min - Max 42.10 - 46.60
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Cameroon from 1996 to 2021. The average value for Cameroon during that period was 43.62 index points with a minimum of 42.1 index points in 2001 and a maximum of 46.6 index points in 2014. The latest value from 2021 is 42.2 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 68 countries is 35.35 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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 Top 10 percent income share 31.10 2021 percent
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