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Costa Rica - GINI index

48.70 (points) in 2016

In 2016, GINI index for Costa Rica was 48.7 points. Though Costa Rica GINI index fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to increase through 1997 - 2016 period ending at 48.7 points in 2016.

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What is GINI index?

Gini index measures the extent to which the distribution of income or 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.

What is Costa Rica GINI index?

Date Value Change, %
2016 48.70 0.62 %
2015 48.40 -0.41 %
2014 48.60 -1.42 %
2013 49.30 1.44 %
2012 48.60 -0.21 %
2011 48.70 1.04 %
2010 48.20 -4.74 %
2009 50.60 3.90 %
2008 48.70 -1.22 %
2007 49.30 -0.20 %
2006 49.40 4.00 %
2005 47.50