# How to calculate the 60% of the median income in Calc?

Hello, I have 40 countries and their Gross National Income. I would like to calculate what is the 60% of their median income (poverty line) using LibreOffice Calc.

Thank you in advance.

You need

distributionsto calculate medians. The Calc function MEDIAN works on a sample which must be representative if you want reliable results.As an aside, is it even possible to calculate median income, which refers to income of the citizens, from the Gross National Income which by definition includes many "incomes" which are never seen by the citizens? I doubt that dividing the GNI by the population of each country, for example, will produce a valid "income" for the population. As indicated by @Lupp, you need figures for the distribution of incomes across the population of each country in order to calculate the median of the distribution for each country.