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Bank cost to income ratio, in percent, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 12 countries was 43.68 percent. The highest value was in Iraq: 92.41 percent and the lowest value was in Syria: 10.52 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
Iraq 92.41 1 2005 - 2021
Bahrain 51.67 2 2000 - 2021
Jordan 49.55 3 2000 - 2021
Oman 48.57 4 2000 - 2021
Morocco 47.1 5 2000 - 2021
Tunisia 46.93 6 2000 - 2021
Kuwait 40.83 7 2000 - 2021
UA Emirates 39.04 8 2000 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 38.03 9 2000 - 2021
Egypt 35.34 10 2000 - 2021
Qatar 24.17 11 2000 - 2021
Syria 10.52 12 2005 - 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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