Human Development Data for the Arab States

Loss due to inequality in income (%)

The loss in income due to inequality is the difference between two averages – the arithmetic mean which does not account for inequality and the geometric mean which does. The loss, expressed as a percentage, is the relative difference between the two.

Source: HDRO calculation


Country/Region 2010 2011
Comoros 54 ..
Djibouti 21.3 21.3
Egypt 15.9 14.2
Jordan 18.7 21.1
Lebanon .. 30
Mauritania 21.5 21.5
Morocco 20.7 23
Syrian Arab Republic 18.3 18.3
Tunisia 21.8 21.8
Yemen 17.6 17.6
Arab States 17.8 17.8
East Asia & Pacific (developing only) 27.1 26.8
Europe & Central Asia (developing only) 16 16.1
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only) 36.3 39.3
Least Developed Countries: UN classification 22.5 25.3
OECD Members 21.4 23.4
South Asia 14.5 15.1
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only) 26 28.4
World 22.6 23.4


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