Guinea-Bissau: Gini inequality index

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 Guinea-Bissau

Gini income inequality index

 Latest value 33.40
 Year 2021
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1993 - 2021
 Average 39.62
 Min - Max 33.40 - 50.70
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Guinea-Bissau from 1993 to 2021. The average value for Guinea-Bissau during that period was 39.62 index points with a minimum of 33.4 index points in 2021 and a maximum of 50.7 index points in 2010. The latest value from 2021 is 33.4 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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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Gini inequality index 33.40 2021 index points
 Poverty ratio 47.70 2018 percent
 Poverty at 1.90 USD per day 26.00 2021 percent
 Poverty at 5.50 USD per day 89.10 2021 percent
 Top 10 percent income share 26.10 2021 percent
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