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Bank cost to income ratio, in percent, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 3 countries was 51.65 percent. The highest value was in Fiji: 58.3 percent and the lowest value was in New Zealand: 42.57 percent. The indicator is available from 2000 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: Bankscope
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Countries Bank cost to income ratio, 2021 Global rank Available data
Fiji 58.3 1 2015 - 2021
Australia 54.07 2 2000 - 2021
New Zealand 42.57 3 2006 - 2021



Definition: Operating expenses of a bank as a share of the sum of net-interest revenue and other operating income. The numerator and denominator are first aggregated on the country level before division. Note that banks used in the calculation might differ between indicators. Calculated from underlying bank-by-bank unconsolidated data from Bankscope.
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