Asset to Income Estimator




Asset to Income Estimator


he Asset to Income Estimator (A2IE) connects the relative measure of assets and quintiles to an absolute measure of dollars per capita. Compare how much an individual or household makes per day, month or year in over 55 low- and middle- income countries by exploring our A2IE tools below.

The A2IE combines peer-reviewed methodology and rigorous data to translate wealth quintiles into household and individual income estimates. The tool supports easy country-to-country comparisons. This added context will help strengthen program services, research, advocacy, and policy.

A2IE Related Resources


Some useful things to keep in mind when looking at the results: A quintile is 20% of the population. If a population has 1,000,000 people in it, you could separate it into five quintiles of 200,000 each. If someone is in the bottom wealth quintile, they are among the poorest people in the country…. Read More >


The methodology for the A2IE was developed by Kenneth Harttgen and Sebastian Vollmer (Harttgen and Vollmer, 2013). We combine information from the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) or the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) with data from the World Bank to provide an estimate … Read More >

Frequently Asked Questions

This page contains answers to frequently asked questions about the Asset to Income Estimator Tool.  1.What is the difference between relative and absolute wealth?,   2. Should I look at the annual, monthly, or daily income estimate?,  3.Why are these only estimates of income? ….. Read More >


How could an organization, entrepreneur or researcher use the Asset to Income Estimator?  We have provided an example for the individual, multi-country and interactive comparisons….. Read More >


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