Russia - GINI index

GINI index (World Bank estimate)

The value for GINI index (World Bank estimate) in Russia was 37.70 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 22 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 48.40 in 1993 and a minimum value of 37.10 in 2000.

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.

Source: World Bank, Development Research Group. Data are based on primary household survey data obtained from government statistical agencies and World Bank country departments. For more information and methodology, please see PovcalNet (http://iresearch.worldban

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Year Value
1993 48.40
1996 46.10
1997 38.40
1998 38.10
1999 37.40
2000 37.10
2001 39.60
2002 37.30
2003 40.00
2004 40.30
2005 41.30
2006 41.00
2007 42.30
2008 41.60
2009 39.80
2010 39.50
2011 39.80
2012 40.70
2013 40.90
2014 39.90
2015 37.70

Classification

Topic: Poverty Indicators

Sub-Topic: Income distribution