Nicaragua: Gini inequality index

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 Nicaragua

Gini income inequality index

 Latest value 46.20
 Year 2014
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1993 - 2014
 Average 50.60
 Min - Max 43.90 - 57.40
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Nicaragua from 1993 to 2014. The average value for Nicaragua during that period was 50.6 index points with a minimum of 43.9 index points in 2009 and a maximum of 57.4 index points in 1993. The latest value from 2014 is 46.2 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2014 based on 80 countries is 36.66 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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 Gini inequality index 46.20 2014 index points
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 Top 10 percent income share 37.20 2014 percent
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