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SCI Report: Spending Inequality Widens Between Rich and Poor

Households in the top income decile spent 14.45 times as much as those in the bottom decile in the last Iranian year (ended March 20, 2019)
SCI Report: Spending Inequality Widens Between Rich and Poor SCI Report: Spending Inequality Widens Between Rich and Poor

Figures released by the Statistical Center of Iran show the spending gap between the richest and the poorest strata widened further in the last Iranian year (March 2018-19). 
Households in the top income decile spent 14.45 times as much as those in the bottom decile. 
In other words, 10 million high-income individuals in the country spent 14.45 times more than the 10 million low-income people. 
Households in the top 20% and top 40% of the income distribution spectrum spent 8.36 and 4.41 times as much as those in the corresponding group of low-income people, respectively.   
Notably, these spending gaps have increased compared with the year before (March 2017-18) and constitute the biggest spending inequality registered since the fiscal 2011-12.   
SCI data indicate that three trends could be discerned in the comparative study of spending inequalities over the past 18 years since the year ending March 2002. 

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