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Economy > Poverty > Headcount ratio at national poverty line > % of population: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: National poverty rate is the percentage of the population living below the national poverty line. National estimates are based on population-weighted subgroup estimates from household surveys.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Madagascar 71.3% 1999
2 Sierra Leone 70.2% 2004
3 Mozambique 69.4% 1997
4 Zambia 68% 2004
5 Malawi 65.3% 1998
6 Haiti 65% 1987
=7 Colombia 64% 1999
=7 Chad 64% 1996
9 Mali 63.8% 1998
10 Niger 63% 1993
11 Bolivia 62.7% 1999
12 Rwanda 60.3% 2000
13 The Gambia 57.6% 1998
14 Guatemala 56.2% 2000
15 Georgia 54.5% 2003
16 Peru 53.1% 2004
17 Eritrea 53% 1994
18 Kenya 52% 1997
19 Armenia 50.9% 2001
20 Honduras 50.7% 2004
21 Bangladesh 49.8% 2000
22 Azerbaijan 49.6% 2001
23 Moldova 48.5% 2002
24 Nicaragua 47.9% 1998
25 Burkina Faso 46.4% 2003
26 Mauritania 46.3% 2000
27 Ecuador 46% 1998
28 Ethiopia 44.2% 2000
29 Dominican Republic 42.2% 2004
30 Belarus 41.9% 2000
31 Yemen 41.8% 1998
32 Kyrgyzstan 41% 2003
33 Cameroon 40.2% 2001
34 Guinea 40% 1994
35 Ghana 39.5% 1999
36 Laos 38.6% 1998
37 Uganda 37.7% 2003
38 Papua New Guinea 37.5% 1996
39 Panama 37.3% 1997
40 El Salvador 37.2% 2002
41 Philippines 36.8% 1997
42 Burundi 36.42% 1990
43 Mongolia 36.1% 2002
44 Tanzania 35.7% 2001
=45 Cambodia 35% 2004
=45 Guyana 35% 1998
47 Zimbabwe 34.9% 1996
48 Kazakhstan 34.6% 1996
49 Nigeria 34.1% 1993
50 Senegal 33.4% 1992
51 Pakistan 32.6% 1999
52 Togo 32.3% 1989
53 Venezuela 31.3% 1989
=54 Russia 30.9% 1994
=54 Nepal 30.9% 2004
56 Benin 29.02% 1999
57 Vietnam 28.9% 2002
58 India 28.6% 2000
59 Uzbekistan 27.5% 2000
60 Indonesia 27.1% 1999
61 Turkey 27% 2002
62 Albania 25.4% 2002
63 Sri Lanka 25% 1996
64 Poland 23.8% 1993
65 Algeria 22.6% 1995
66 Costa Rica 22% 1992
67 Paraguay 21.8% 1991
=68 Romania 21.5% 1994
=68 Brazil 21.5% 2003
70 Trinidad and Tobago 21% 1992
=71 Ukraine 19.5% 2003
=71 Bosnia and Herzegovina 19.5% 2002
73 Morocco 19% 1999
74 Jamaica 18.7% 2000
75 Mexico 17.6% 2004
76 Hungary 17.3% 1997
77 Chile 17% 1998
78 Egypt 16.7% 2000
79 Malaysia 15.5% 1989
80 Jordan 14.2% 2002
81 Thailand 13.6% 1998
82 Bulgaria 12.8% 2001
83 Estonia 8.9% 1995
84 Tunisia 7.6% 1995
85 China 4.6% 1998

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Poverty > Headcount ratio at national poverty line > % of population. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Poverty/Headcount-ratio-at-national-poverty-line/%-of-population

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