Consumption distribution in capitalism/communism

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Consumption distribution in capitalism/communism
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A new report was released on global consumption distribution:

A Global Middle Class Is More Promise than Reality

In 2011:

  • 15% consumed less than PPP$ 2 per day, (PPP$ 60 per month)

  • 56% consumed more than PPP$ 2 per day less than PPP$ 10, (PPP$ 300 per month)

  • 13% consumed more than PPP$ 10 per day less than PPP$ 20, (PPP$ 600 per month)

  • 09% consumed more than PPP$ 20 per day less than PPP$ 50, (PPP$ 1500 per month)

  • 07% consumed more than PPP$ 50 per day.

>50% consumed between PPP$ 0 and 5 per day (PPP$ 150 per month).

This is consumption distribution in capitalist society. That is not much!

But what would be the consumption distribution in communist society with the same level of wealth? The exactly same level of wealth, distributed differently!

So in 2011, the average consumption per capita was PPP$ 22 per day (PPP$ 667 per month).

(source: World Bank

  • Population, total

  • GDP, PPP (current international $)

  • Household final consumption expenditure, etc. (% of GDP))

Suppose that the consumption level does not exceed a distance of 1 to 2, for example PPP$ 15 and 30 (PPP$ 450-900).

We would then have the following distribution:

  • 20% consumed more than PPP$ 15 per day less than PPP$ 20, (PPP$ 450-600 per month)

  • 70% consumed more than PPP$ 20 per day less than PPP$ 25, (PPP$ 600-750 per month)

  • 10% consumed more than PPP$ 25 per day less than PPP$ 30, (PPP$ 750-900 per month).

To the 2011 level of wealth, PPP$ 900 would be the maximum consumption in the communist society, twice higher than the minimum consumption!

In general, the 85%'s consumption increase (much) and 15%'s decrease (much).

Note that the consumption level per capita does not match the income level per capita. Gross income per capita is about four greater than consumption per capita, because ~40% of income is for factories, trucks, roads, buildings, etc. and ~40% of people don't have direct income (children, students, old people, unemployed, sick people, housewives…). Gross income per employee is about twice greater than consumption per employee, because part of income is for families and social assurances.