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Getting to grips with South Africa's income inequality

Posted on: 11 July 2018 at 13:08 SAST

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How rich or poor do you think you are compared to other South Africans? SALDRU has developed an income comparison tool to help you see how income is distributed from the poorest to the richest in South Africa. In four easy clicks, find out where you are in South Africa’s income distribution and how you compare to the rest of the population. Dollar Street is another website that allows you to explore global income inequality through pictures. South Africa is one of the most unequal countries in the world. Our GINI coefficient is around .65. In South Africa, the poorest 20% of the population consume less than 3% of total expenditure, while the wealthiest 20% consume 65%.

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