Botswana Income Distribution

The distribution of income is simply a statistical measure of how many people earn or receive various amounts of income. However, people, including many economists, often mistakenly talk as if society is “distributing” income and people are passively receiving it.

Inequality in Botswana; An analysis of the drivers and district-level mapping of select dimensions of inequality

Both theoretical and empirical studies have shown the negative effect of inequality on long-run growth, poverty reduction, and social and political stability. The issue of inequality in Botswana has received limited attention historically from both research and policy perspectives. This study was therefore commissioned by UNDP, in an attempt to assist Botswana in understanding the drivers of inequality beyond income, as part of Botswana’s commitment to implement SDG 10 targets.

Why is there income inequality in Botswana?

The findings of the study indicate that the most dominant determinant of poverty in Botswana is the lack of education, with primary education being an important factor in reducing income inequality.

What is the income level of Botswana?

Economy of Botswana

GDP per capita$7,859 (nominal, 2019 est.) $18,558 (PPP, 2019 est.)
GDP per capita rank78th (nominal, 2019) 75th (PPP, 2018)
GDP by sectoragriculture: 1.8% industry: 27.5% services: 70.6% (2017 est.)
Inflation (CPI)2.1% (2020 est.)

Is Botswana low or middle-income?

Significant mineral (diamond) wealth, good governance, prudent economic management, and a relatively small population of about 2.4 million (2021), have made it an upper-middle-income country with an agenda of becoming a high-income country by 2036.

Which country does the most income redistribution?

Redistribution levels are the highest in countries with consolidated welfare states, such as Ireland (39% difference in Gini before and after taxes and transfers), Belgium (38%), and Finland (36%).

How much does the average person in Botswana make?

Average salaries in Botswana for 2022

According to salary explorer, the 2022 average income in Botswana is BWP 11,700 a month, or BWP 141,000 per year. Of course, the amount you actually earn may be much higher or much lower than the average.