Rwanda: Gini inequality index

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 Rwanda

Gini income inequality index

 Latest value 43.70
 Year 2016
 Measure index points
 Data availability 2000 - 2016
 Average 47.30
 Min - Max 43.70 - 52.00
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Rwanda from 2000 to 2016. The average value for Rwanda during that period was 47.3 index points with a minimum of 43.7 index points in 2016 and a maximum of 52 index points in 2005. The latest value from 2016 is 43.7 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 43.70 2016 index points
 Poverty ratio 38.20 2016 percent
 Poverty at 1.90 USD per day 52.00 2016 percent
 Poverty at 5.50 USD per day 92.20 2016 percent
 Top 10 percent income share 35.60 2016 percent
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