What Banking is the Most Efficient?

Bank Cost to Income (%), 2017 or latest
Banking | September 19, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 119 countries in 2017, Belarus ranked the highest in bank cost to income ratio with 95.1% followed by Cameroon and Uruguay. On the other end of the scale was Algeria with 28.1%, Maldives with 30.7% and China with 31.6%.

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

Bank Cost to Income Ratio Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Afghanistan % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 91.5% 74.7% 74.7% 71.2% 71.5%
Albania % ... 63.6% 67.6% 60.1% 64.5% 59.9%
Belarus % ... ... ... 94.2% 92.0% 92.9% 94.5% 96.2% ...
Bolivia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 65.6% 69.2% 71.4% 67.1% 72.5%
Cambodia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 57.7% 54.3% 52.4% 55.1% 60.6%
Cameroon % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 77.5% 86.3% 86.6% 83.0% 91.2% ...
Dominican Republic % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 73.4% 73.5% 72.0% 73.0% 73.7% ...
Guinea % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 84.0% 88.2% 86.6%
Italy % 65.0% 62.6% 59.1% 63.5% 64.2%
Kyrgyzstan % ... ... ... ... ... ... 70.1% 68.8% 69.6% 66.6% 74.0%
Luxembourg % 54.2% 51.0% 65.9% 66.5% 67.3% ...
Russia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 73.0% 69.7% 66.3% 65.7% 72.0%
Switzerland % 72.0% 73.7% 71.6% 69.4% 72.9% ...
Ukraine % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 68.3% 61.4% 65.9% 59.9% 54.4%
Uruguay % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 75.0% 78.9% 73.6% 81.4% 74.3% ...