About this data

This data explorer provides a range of inequality indicators measured according to two different definitions of income obtained from different sources.

  • Data from the World Inequality Database relates to inequality before taxes and benefits.
  • Data from the World Bank relates to either income after taxes and benefits or consumption, depending on the country and year.

Further information about the definitions and methods behind this data can be found in the article below, where you can also explore and compare a much broader range of indicators from different sources:

OWID Data Collection: Inequality and Poverty