These are detailed figures, so they may take a little time to load. Market income refers to the annual earnings of individuals before taking into account government transfers such as benefits and taxes. Taller blocks correspond to higher market income. Countries with larger populations are assigned wider blocks. Colours correspond to how rich the country is in 1980, with poorer countries shaded red and richer countries shaded green. Countries are ordered according to national income per capita in each year, while holding colours fixed from the 1980 ordering. Therefore, with these figures we can see market income inequality within and across countries over time as well as changes in national income per capita. Try hovering over a block to learn more!
Source: World Inequality Database
Countries with population size under 750,000 are omitted.