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What Banking is the Most Efficient?

Bank Cost to Income (%), 2020 or latest
Banking | June 2, 2021
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Based on a comparison of 127 countries in 2020, Lesotho ranked the highest in bank cost to income ratio with 6,557% followed by Myanmar and Cameroon. On the other end of the scale was Algeria with 29.3%, Angola with 30.9% and China with 31.2%.

Data for more countries are available at Bank Cost to Income Ratio indicator page.

Bank Cost to Income Ratio Unit 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Belarus % ... ... 94.5% 96.2% 95.1% 93.9% 92.0%
Belgium % 65.8% 63.9% 65.8% 63.0% 74.7% ...
Bosnia and Herzegovina % 67.6% 69.8% 69.1% 62.4% 74.0%
Cambodia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 55.1% 60.6% 59.7% 70.7% 71.5%
Cameroon % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 83.0% 91.2% 89.6% 88.2% 87.3% ...
Chad % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 58.9% 57.1% 61.4% 72.2% 79.9% ...
Congo % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 63.9% 58.8% 60.0% 75.4% 81.3% ...
Germany % 69.5% 70.4% 69.3% 71.9% 73.1% ...
Ireland % 66.2% 68.7% 63.9% 67.3% 68.9% ...
Lesotho % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 5,230% 5,223% 5,466% 6,220% 6,069%
Luxembourg % 66.5% 67.3% 69.4% 73.6% 77.6%
Montenegro % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 75.9% 81.4% 76.6% 73.0% 76.3%
Myanmar % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 64.6% 74.6% 103% ... ...
Netherlands % 84.4% 77.9% 78.8% 71.7% 72.2%
South Korea % 73.5% 81.1% 95.3% 91.3% 75.5% ...