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The Relative Wealth Index

The Relative Wealth Index predicts the relative standard of living within countries using de-identified connectivity data, satellite imagery and other nontraditional data sources.

Features

Low and middle income country representation

The Relative Wealth Index has been generated for nearly 100 countries worldwide.

Granularity

There are roughly 20 million 2.4 km² micro-regions on earth’s surface. This index is an estimate of relative wealth of the people living in each micro-region relative to others in the same country.

Nontraditional data sources

This index is built using nontraditional data sources, including satellite imagery and de-identified Facebook connectivity data. The index is validated using ground truth measurements from the Demographic and Health Surveys.

Methodology

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Download the Relative Wealth Index

The Relative Wealth Index is publicly available and can be downloaded from the Humanitarian Data Exchange.

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