The gorge is the deepest in Costa Rica. But the Netherlands also has work to do. These are the countries with the highest income inequality in the world.
Of course, not everything is so gloomy in our country. There is no place under the sun that has a better quality of life than the Netherlands. Although this seems increasingly reserved for a select group of citizens.
Countries with the highest income inequality
According to data from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Netherlands is one of the western countries where income inequality is greatest. We are ahead of countries such as France and Germany, and Belgium has also shown itself to be a more attentive student in the classroom.
The country’s economic organization examines this gap based on the household’s disposable income in a given year. This includes income from work, income from self-employment and capital income. Income taxes and social contributions paid by families are deducted from this.
The table below shows who is most affected by income inequality. The number next to it shows the exact size of this gap. The closer to zero, the greater the equality. Is the number close to one? So you are dealing with a country where income inequality swings out of control.
The Netherlands scores moderately among western countries
Globally, Costa Rica tops the questionable list, followed by Mexico. But let us turn our attention to the Netherlands’ friendly great economic powers and other traditional allies.
Full list of OECD
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All to Belgium! Or wait, apparently the Dutch already do and mass. Another option to escape the income inequality in our country? Learn how to start saving for retirement, count your pennies and take the next plane to one of the countries with the lowest required retirement age.
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