Liberia: Gini inequality index

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 Liberia

Gini income inequality index

 Latest value 35.30
 Year 2016
 Measure index points
 Data availability 2007 - 2016
 Average 35.00
 Min - Max 33.20 - 36.50
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Liberia from 2007 to 2016. The average value for Liberia during that period was 35 index points with a minimum of 33.2 index points in 2014 and a maximum of 36.5 index points in 2007. The latest value from 2016 is 35.3 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2016 based on 81 countries is 36.20 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.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Gini inequality index 35.30 2016 index points
 Poverty ratio 50.90 2016 percent
 Poverty at 1.90 USD per day 27.60 2016 percent
 Poverty at 5.50 USD per day 88.90 2016 percent
 Top 10 percent income share 27.10 2016 percent
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