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Economy > Poverty > Poverty gap at $2 a day > PPP: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Poverty gap is the mean shortfall from the poverty line (counting the nonpoor as having zero shortfall), expressed as a percentage of the poverty line. This measure reflects the depth of poverty as well as its incidence.".

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Tanzania $64.38% 2000
2 Liberia $59.51% 2007
3 Burundi $56.06% 2006
4 Rwanda $55.68% 2000
5 Mozambique $53.56% 2003
6 Malawi $51.78% 2004
7 Guinea $50.25% 2003
8 Zambia $48.27% 2004
9 Madagascar $46.93% 2005
10 Nigeria $46.89% 2004
11 Niger $46.65% 2005
12 Swaziland $45.84% 2001
13 Central African Republic $45.30% 2003
14 Chad $43.92% 2003
15 Democratic Republic of the Congo $42.39% 2006
16 Angola $42.35% 2000
17 Haiti $41.81% 2001
18 Burkina Faso $39.26% 2003
19 Congo, Republic of the $38.82% 2005
20 Nepal $37.82% 2004
21 Sierra Leone $37.53% 2003
22 Namibia $36.51% 1993
23 Mali $36.50% 2006
24 Uganda $36.37% 2005
25 Guinea-Bissau $34.83% 2002
26 Comoros $34.16% 2004
27 Bangladesh $33.81% 2005
28 Benin $33.50% 2003
29 Uzbekistan $33.18% 2003
30 Lesotho $33.05% 2003
31 Laos $31.05% 2002
32 India $30.41% 2005
33 Ethiopia $28.86% 2005
34 Togo $27.90% 2006
35 East Timor $27.02% 2007
36 Papua New Guinea $25.49% 1996
37 The Gambia $24.88% 2003
38 Senegal $24.66% 2005
39 Cameroon $23.65% 2001
40 Ghana $22.31% 2006
41 Botswana $22.29% 1994
42 Indonesia $21.78% 2007
43 Sao Tome and Principe $21.63% 2001
44 Cambodia $20.11% 2007
45 Bhutan $18.82% 2003
46 Pakistan $18.74% 2005
47 Turkmenistan $18.42% 1998
48 South Africa $18.31% 2000
49 Cote d'Ivoire $17.62% 2002
50 Tajikistan $16.75% 2004
51 Philippines $16.35% 2006
52 Vietnam $16.20% 2006
53 Mauritania $15.89% 2000
54 Saint Lucia $15.51% 1995
55 Kenya $15.11% 2005
56 Cape Verde $14.85% 2001
57 Djibouti $14.57% 2002
58 Honduras $14.15% 2006
59 Nicaragua $12.26% 2005
60 China $12.21% 2005
61 Colombia $11.87% 2006
62 Sri Lanka $11.85% 2002
63 Suriname $11.74% 1999
64 Georgia $10.92% 2005
65 Belize $10.28% 1995
66 Bolivia $9.54% 2007
67 Guatemala $8.94% 2006
Former Soviet republics average (profile) $8.61% 2002
68 Panama $7.06% 2006
69 Guyana $6.94% 1998
70 Algeria $6.45% 1995
71 Peru $6.23% 2007
72 Paraguay $5.53% 2007
73 El Salvador $5.31% 2007
74 Kyrgyzstan $5.22% 2007
75 Gabon $5.01% 2005
76 Armenia $4.58% 2007
77 Brazil $4.15% 2007
78 Ecuador $4.00% 2007
79 Trinidad and Tobago $3.88% 1992
80 Dominican Republic $3.86% 2007
81 Mexico $3.33% 2008
82 Venezuela $3.22% 2006
83 Morocco $3.15% 2007
84 Tunisia $3.01% 2000
85 Mongolia $2.90% 2008
=86 Moldova $2.72% 2007
=86 Argentina $2.72% 2006
88 Turkey $2.39% 2006
89 Thailand $1.95% 2004
90 Malaysia $1.37% 2004
91 Costa Rica $1.31% 2007
92 Uruguay $1.02% 2007
93 Jamaica $0.92% 2004
94 Bulgaria $0.85% 2003
95 Jordan $0.62% 2006
=96 Serbia and Montenegro $0.50% 2008
=96 Bosnia and Herzegovina $0.50% 2007
=96 Slovakia $0.50% 1996
=96 Estonia $0.50% 2004
=96 Hungary $0.50% 2004
=96 Lithuania $0.50% 2004
=96 Slovenia $0.50% 2004
=96 Azerbaijan $0.50% 2005
=96 Czech Republic $0.50% 1996
=96 Ukraine $0.50% 2008
=96 Russia $0.50% 2007
=96 Latvia $0.50% 2007
=96 Belarus $0.50% 2007
=96 Chile $0.50% 2006
=96 Croatia $0.50% 2005
=96 Seychelles $0.50% 2007
=96 Kazakhstan $0.50% 2007
=96 Poland $0.50% 2005
114 Romania $0.08% 2007

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Poverty > Poverty gap at $2 a day > PPP. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Bank, Development Research Group. Data are based on primary household survey data obtained from government statistical agencies and World Bank country departments. Data for high-income economies are from the Luxembourg Income Study database. For more information and methodology, please see PovcalNet (http://iresearch.worldbank.org/PovcalNet/jsp/index.jsp). Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Poverty/Poverty-gap-at-$2-a-day/PPP

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