Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies
Author(s): Wessam Fauad
Among the most prominent indicators cited by international think tanks regarding the state of inequality, are the data disseminated by the World Inequality Database (WID). In 2019, according to WID, 1% of the highest-income Egyptians received 19% of the total national income, while the 50% of the lowest-income Egyptians received only 17.2%. Also, the top-income 10% of Egyptians received 48.7% of the total national income, which means that only one million Egyptians received a higher percentage of the national income than that received by 50 million Egyptians. Given that the top-income 10% of Egyptians obtained about 50% of the total national income, this means that 90 million Egyptians (90% of the population) received only 50% of the country’s national income, while the other 50% went to only 10 million Egyptians (10% of the population).
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