Kenya: Gini inequality index

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 Kenya

Gini income inequality index

 Latest value 38.70
 Year 2021
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1992 - 2021
 Average 43.97
 Min - Max 36.20 - 57.50
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Kenya from 1992 to 2021. The average value for Kenya during that period was 43.97 index points with a minimum of 36.2 index points in 2020 and a maximum of 57.5 index points in 1992. The latest value from 2021 is 38.7 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 38.70 2021 index points
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 Poverty at 5.50 USD per day 91.30 2021 percent
 Top 10 percent income share 31.80 2021 percent
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