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Bank cost to income ratio, in percent, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 10 countries was 48.46 percent. The highest value was in Laos: 74.68 percent and the lowest value was in Vietnam: 34.74 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
Laos 74.68 1 2009 - 2021
Burma 52.81 2 2012 - 2021
Philippines 51.94 3 2003 - 2021
India 47.82 4 2000 - 2021
Indonesia 47.22 5 2000 - 2021
Singapore 45.36 6 2000 - 2021
Thailand 44.62 7 2000 - 2021
Malaysia 43.43 8 2000 - 2021
Cambodia 41.97 9 2002 - 2021
Vietnam 34.74 10 2000 - 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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