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A look at rich-poor divide in India and world

Last updated on: February 4, 2013 07:25 IST

A look at rich-poor divide in India and world

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While India has one of the highest numbers of millionaires in the world, there are also millions who are barely surviving.

Let's take a look at income inequality in India and rest of the world.

Source: The Economist

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Image: Shoppers walk along Karl Johans Gate, the main shopping street in Oslo, Norway.
Photographs: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters
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South Africa

Gini coefficient: 0.64

Global rank: 1

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Image: An outlet of Edgars, a South African fashion retailer, at a shopping mall south of Johannesburg.
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Brazil

Gini coefficient: 0.55

Global rank: 2

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Image: Women shop at a mall in Refice, northeast Brazil.
Photographs: Bruno Domingos/Reuters
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Nigeria

Gini coefficient: 0.49

Global rank: 3

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Image: A view of Lagos Cathedral Church near the Marina.
Photographs: Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters

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China

Gini coefficient: 0.47

Global rank: 4

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Image: An aerial view shows vehicles travelling on intersections at night in downtown Shanghai.
Photographs: Aly Song/Reuters
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The United States

Gini coefficient: 0.38

Global rank: 5

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Image: A view of the shopping area in Herald Square in New York.
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The United Kingdom

Gini coefficient: 0.34

Global rank: 6

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Image: A view of the Oxford Street in London.
Photographs: Paul Hackett/Reuters

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India

Gini coefficient: 0.33

Global rank: 7

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Image: Shoppers leave a retail store inside a mall in Mumbai.
Photographs: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

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Japan

Gini coefficient: 0.33

Global rank: 8

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Image: A woman works next to a sale sign at a shopping district in Tokyo.
Photographs: Toru Hanai/Reuters
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Egypt

Gini coefficient: 0.32

Global rank: 9

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Image: A view of the Nile river flowing through the Egyptian capital Cairo.
Photographs: Aladin Abdel Naby/Reuters
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Sweden

Gini coefficient: 0.28

Global rank: 10


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Photographs: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

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