Latin America: Gini coefficient income distribution inequality, by country

This statistic depicts a ranking of Latin American countries based on the degree of inequality in wealth distribution according to the Gini coefficient as of 2017. The Gini coefficient measures the deviation of the distribution of income (or consumption) among individuals or households in a given country from a perfectly equal distribution. A value of 0 represents absolute equality, whereas 100 would be the highest possible degree of inequality. As of 2017, Brazil was deemed the most unequal country in Latin America, with a Gini coefficient of 51.3, followed by Colombia with 50.8

Income distribution inequality based on Gini coefficient in Latin America as of 2017, by country

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Release date

September 2018


Central and South America, Mexico

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Supplementary notes

* According to the source, the data refers to the latest figure available in the period between 2010 and 2017, except from the indicated countries, for which data refers to a year earlier than 2010.
There is no data available for Cuba.

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