Malawi: Gini inequality index

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 Malawi

Gini income inequality index

 Latest value 38.50
 Year 2019
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1997 - 2019
 Average 46.88
 Min - Max 38.50 - 65.80
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Malawi from 1997 to 2019. The average value for Malawi during that period was 46.88 index points with a minimum of 38.5 index points in 2019 and a maximum of 65.8 index points in 1997. The latest value from 2019 is 38.5 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 70 countries is 35.21 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.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Gini inequality index 38.50 2019 index points
 Poverty ratio 50.70 2019 percent
 Poverty at 1.90 USD per day 70.10 2019 percent
 Poverty at 5.50 USD per day 97.30 2019 percent
 Top 10 percent income share 31.00 2019 percent
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