Asia - Income Inequality (Gini Coefficient) by Countries
As a whole, Asia's income inequality level is moderate, compared to Africa and South America. Here, we rank the Gini coefficients* for countries in Asia, from countries with the highest income inequality to those with the lowest.
*The Gini coefficient, also known as the Gini index or Gini ratio, is a measure of income or wealth inequality within a country. Developed by Italian statistician Corrado Gini, a Gini coefficient of zero implies perfect equality while a value of 1 or 100% expresses maximal inequality.
** However, the latest Gini coefficients for the countries are based on different years - as such, the values should be used as a general reference and not an exact comparison.