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Economy > Population below poverty line > Per capita: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: National estimates of the percentage of the population lying below the poverty line are based on surveys of sub-groups, with the results weighted by the number of people in each group. Definitions of poverty vary considerably among nations. For example, rich nations generally employ more generous standards of poverty than poor nations. Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Dominica 422.07% per 1 million people 2002
2 Sao Tome and Principe 353.02% per 1 million people 2004
3 Grenada 315.58% per 1 million people 2000
4 Bermuda 305.81% per 1 million people 2000
5 Virgin Islands 265.6% per 1 million people 2002
6 Federated States of Micronesia 249.32% per 1 million people 2000
7 Tonga 205.27% per 1 million people 2007
8 Greenland 163.28% per 1 million people 2007
9 Suriname 158.85% per 1 million people 2002
10 Guam 145.62% per 1 million people 2001
11 Belize 126.32% per 1 million people 2002
12 Comoros 106.45% per 1 million people 2002
13 Andorra 96.82% per 1 million people 2008
14 Djibouti 84.61% per 1 million people 2007
15 Cape Verde 66.58% per 1 million people 2000
16 Swaziland 61.27% per 1 million people 2006
17 Gaza Strip 53.97% per 1 million people 2007
18 East Timor 47.92% per 1 million people 2003
19 Maldives 41.46% per 1 million people 2008
20 Bhutan 34% per 1 million people 2008
21 Fiji 29.88% per 1 million people 2006
22 The Bahamas 29.18% per 1 million people 2004
23 Lesotho 27.62% per 1 million people 1999
24 Namibia 27.47% per 1 million people 2005
25 Liberia 26.1% per 1 million people 2000
26 West Bank 18.14% per 1 million people 2004
27 Botswana 17.1% per 1 million people 2003
28 Trinidad and Tobago 16.09% per 1 million people 2007
29 Estonia 15.07% per 1 million people 2008
30 Mongolia 14.36% per 1 million people 2004
31 Mauritania 13.42% per 1 million people 2004
32 Sierra Leone 13.15% per 1 million people 2004
33 Eritrea 11.82% per 1 million people 2004
34 Burundi 9.97% per 1 million people 2002
35 Haiti 9.65% per 1 million people 2003
36 Zambia 9.46% per 1 million people 1993
37 Chad 9.41% per 1 million people 2001
38 Nicaragua 9.32% per 1 million people 2005
39 Armenia 8.81% per 1 million people 2006
40 Tajikistan 8.48% per 1 million people 2007
41 Panama 8.4% per 1 million people 2010
42 Togo 8.32% per 1 million people 1989
43 Uruguay 8.27% per 1 million people 2006
44 Kyrgyzstan 7.85% per 1 million people 2004
45 Moldova 7.61% per 1 million people 2005
46 Lebanon 7.51% per 1 million people 1999
47 Honduras 7.19% per 1 million people 2004
48 Rwanda 7.16% per 1 million people 2001
49 Georgia 6.99% per 1 million people 2006
50 Niger 6.77% per 1 million people 1993
51 Papua New Guinea 6.68% per 1 million people 2002
52 Bolivia 6.42% per 1 million people 2006
53 Mauritius 6.38% per 1 million people 2006
54 Turkmenistan 6.29% per 1 million people 2004
55 Zimbabwe 6.18% per 1 million people 2004
56 Slovenia 6.13% per 1 million people 2008
57 Jamaica 5.63% per 1 million people 2003
58 Paraguay 5.42% per 1 million people 2005
59 Guinea 5.11% per 1 million people 2006
60 Senegal 5.09% per 1 million people 2001
61 United Arab Emirates 4.83% per 1 million people 2003
62 Benin 4.63% per 1 million people 2007
63 Guatemala 4.57% per 1 million people 2004
64 Dominican Republic 4.53% per 1 million people 2004
65 El Salvador 4.39% per 1 million people 2006
66 Malawi 4.36% per 1 million people 2004
67 Laos 4.17% per 1 million people 2010
68 Bosnia and Herzegovina 4.09% per 1 million people 2007
69 Slovakia 3.9% per 1 million people 2002
70 Mozambique 3.83% per 1 million people 2001
71 Croatia 3.79% per 1 million people 2008
72 Israel 3.67% per 1 million people 2007
73 Costa Rica 3.65% per 1 million people 2006
74 Burkina Faso 3.62% per 1 million people 2004
75 Albania 3.45% per 1 million people 2008
76 Cameroon 3.23% per 1 million people 2000
77 Bulgaria 3% per 1 million people 2008
78 Azerbaijan 2.86% per 1 million people 2005
79 Jordan 2.82% per 1 million people 2002
80 Madagascar 2.76% per 1 million people 2004
81 Belarus 2.75% per 1 million people 2003
82 Mali 2.67% per 1 million people 2005
83 Angola 2.47% per 1 million people 2006
84 Ecuador 2.31% per 1 million people 2010
85 Yemen 2.29% per 1 million people 2003
86 Cote d'Ivoire 2.27% per 1 million people 2006
87 Cambodia 2.21% per 1 million people 2007
88 Denmark 2.21% per 1 million people 2007
89 Afghanistan 1.85% per 1 million people 2003
90 Portugal 1.7% per 1 million people 2006
91 Ireland 1.68% per 1 million people 2005
92 Kenya 1.63% per 1 million people 2000
93 Peru 1.57% per 1 million people 2006
94 Belgium 1.46% per 1 million people 2007
95 Venezuela 1.4% per 1 million people 2006
96 Uganda 1.39% per 1 million people 2001
97 Libya 1.26% per 1 million people 2005
98 Ghana 1.24% per 1 million people 2007
99 Serbia and Montenegro 1.2% per 1 million people 2010
100 Democratic Republic of the Congo 1.2% per 1 million people 2006
101 Lithuania 1.16% per 1 million people 2003
102 Romania 1.16% per 1 million people 2005
103 South Africa 1.14% per 1 million people 2000
104 Sudan 1.13% per 1 million people 2004
105 Chile 1.12% per 1 million people 2005
106 Colombia 1.09% per 1 million people 2005
107 Sri Lanka 1.09% per 1 million people 2008
108 Tanzania 1.01% per 1 million people 2002
109 Uzbekistan 0.951% per 1 million people 2008
110 Kazakhstan 0.903% per 1 million people 2007
111 Iraq 0.886% per 1 million people 2008
112 Switzerland 0.877% per 1 million people 2010
113 Nepal 0.837% per 1 million people 2008
114 Ukraine 0.788% per 1 million people 2003
115 Argentina 0.748% per 1 million people 2010
116 Tunisia 0.738% per 1 million people 2005
117 Austria 0.731% per 1 million people 2008
=118 Algeria 0.69% per 1 million people 2006
=118 Burma 0.69% per 1 million people 2007
120 Netherlands 0.643% per 1 million people 2005
121 Syria 0.61% per 1 million people 2006
122 Ethiopia 0.543% per 1 million people 2005
123 Nigeria 0.518% per 1 million people 2007
124 Spain 0.456% per 1 million people 2005
125 Poland 0.445% per 1 million people 2003
126 Morocco 0.444% per 1 million people 2007
127 Philippines 0.389% per 1 million people 2006
128 Bangladesh 0.323% per 1 million people 2004
129 South Korea 0.31% per 1 million people 2006
130 Canada 0.283% per 1 million people 2008
131 Iran 0.275% per 1 million people 2007
132 Egypt 0.27% per 1 million people 2005
133 Turkey 0.238% per 1 million people 2008
134 United Kingdom 0.232% per 1 million people 2006
135 Malaysia 0.205% per 1 million people 2007
136 Vietnam 0.174% per 1 million people 2007
137 Mexico 0.166% per 1 million people 2008
138 Pakistan 0.154% per 1 million people 2005
139 Thailand 0.148% per 1 million people 2006
140 Germany 0.134% per 1 million people 2001
141 Brazil 0.132% per 1 million people 2008
142 Japan 0.123% per 1 million people 2007
143 Russia 0.112% per 1 million people 2007
144 France 0.102% per 1 million people 2004
145 Indonesia 0.056% per 1 million people 2010
146 Taiwan 0.042% per 1 million people 2007
147 United States 0.041% per 1 million people 2004
148 India 0.022% per 1 million people 2007
149 China 0.002% per 1 million people 2007

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Population below poverty line > Per capita. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Population-below-poverty-line/Per-capita

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Interesting observations about Economy > Population below poverty line > Per capita

  • 4 of the top 5 countries by population below poverty line > per capita are Hot countries.
  • China has ranked last for population below poverty line > per capita since 2001.
  • 6 of the top 8 countries by population below poverty line > per capita are Christian.
  • 3 of the top 4 countries by population below poverty line > per capita are Tourist destination.
  • 3 of the top 4 countries by population below poverty line > per capita are Latin American and Caribbean.
  • Panama has ranked in the top 3 for population below poverty line > per capita since 1999.
  • Maldives has ranked in the top 2 for population below poverty line > per capita since 2004.
  • Djibouti has ranked in the top 3 for population below poverty line > per capita since 2001.
  • Bhutan has ranked in the top 3 for population below poverty line > per capita since 2003.
  • All of the bottom 2 countries by population below poverty line > per capita are Emerging markets'.
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