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Bank cost to income ratio, in percent, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 11 countries was 58.74 percent. The highest value was in Venezuela: 77.95 percent and the lowest value was in Chile: 45.21 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
Venezuela 77.95 1 -
Bolivia 71 2 -
Ecuador 67.87 3 -
Colombia 67.84 4 -
Paraguay 55.89 5 -
Brazil 55.83 6 -
Uruguay 55.15 7 -
Argentina 54.15 8 -
Peru 49.17 9 -
Guyana 46.07 10 -
Chile 45.21 11 -



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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