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United Republic of Tanzania - GINI index

44.98 (Index) in 2011

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, World Development Indicators.

Date Value Change, %
2011 44.98 -6.20 %
2007 47.96 8.04 %
2000 44.39 5.67 %
1991 42.01

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