Russia: Gini inequality index

(measure: index points; Source: The World Bank)
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Russia: Gini income inequality index, 1993 - 2018:

For that indicator, we provide data for Russia from 1993 to 2018. The average value for Russia during that period was 39.83 index points with a minimum of 36.8 index points in 2016 and a maximum of 48.4 index points in 1993. The latest value from 2018 is 37.5 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 64 countries is 35.55 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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