Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/228328
Authors: 
Gharehgozli, Orkideh
Atal, Vidya
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
LIS Working Paper Series No. 776
Abstract: 
Using the Big Mac Index and focusing on the deciles of the income distribution, we produce a descriptive study of real income inequality from households in 29 countries and for period 2000 to 2013. Using daily Big Mac Affordability (BMA), we rank and show differences in the living standards and the purchasing power of individuals belonging to different income deciles in these countries. We also provide a multidimensional "Big Mac real" income inequality analysis by looking at Coefficient of Variation as well as the share of bottom to top decile BMA (as a measures of dispersion) across countries.
Subjects: 
Big Mac Index
Affordability
Income Inequality
Income Distribution Decile
Comparative Country Studies
JEL: 
D31
O57
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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