There is much talk about the growth of the middle class globally. But few people know where it lives. We may believe it is large in China, but how large? We put together a simple country comparison using C-GIDD data.
The interactive graph below shows the top 10 middle class populations for countries by region or sub-region (UN’s definitions). We use AMAI’s definition of middle class: the sum of lower middle (D+), middle (C), and upper middle (C+) classes. We exclude marginalized and lower classes (E and D), and upper class (AB).
A few observations:
The analysis was done May 11, 2016 and is an update of the 2015 analysis.