Gini index measures the extent to which the distribution of income (or, in some cases, consumption expenditure) among individuals or households within an economy deviates from a perfectly equal distribution.
NationMaster is a compilation of data from sources like the CIA World Factbook, UN, and OECD. Users can compare countries by statistical data and generate maps and graphs.
Statistical Sites on the www
Hosted by the US Dept of Labor, this site links to national statistical agencies of other countries and international organizations.
Sponsored by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), UNdata is a new internet based data service.
Country Data Services has country-specific links
WTO [World Trade Organization] Services Profiles
The Services Profiles provide detailed statistics on key infrastructure services (transportation, telecommunications, finance and insurance) for selected countries.
Worldwide Cost of Living Index
The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Worldwide Cost of Living survey supports the comparison of the cost of living in 140 cities in 93 countries.
Registration [free] is required to obtain the report.
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