Gini coefficient in Nigeria 2019, by area

According to governmental data from 2020, the Gini coefficient in Nigeria was 35.1 points as of 2019. The Gini index gives information on the distribution of income in a country. In an ideal situation in which incomes are perfectly distributed, the coefficient is equal to zero.

The first eight countries with the biggest inequality in income distribution in the world are located in Sub-Saharan Africa, with an index over 50 points.

Gini coefficient in Nigeria as of 2019, by area

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Source

Release date

May 2020

Region

Nigeria

Survey time period

2019

Supplementary notes

The source adds the following information: "Gini index is a statistical measure of expenditure distribution in the country. It is widely used as a measure of economic inequality. Gini index ranges from near 0, which would indicate perfect equality and 100 -perfect inequality. The estimates exclude Borno state."

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