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Economy > Poverty > 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 Democratic Republic of the Congo 71.3% 2005
2 Sierra Leone 70.2% 2004
3 Swaziland 69.2% 2001
4 Madagascar 68.7% 2005
=5 Burundi 68% 1998
=5 Zambia 68% 2004
7 Guinea-Bissau 65.7% 2002
8 Haiti 65% 1987
9 Mali 63.8% 1998
10 Niger 63% 1993
11 The Gambia 61.3% 2003
12 Rwanda 56.9% 2006
13 Lesotho 56.3% 2003
14 Mozambique 55.2% 2003
15 Georgia 54.5% 2003
16 Tajikistan 53.5% 2007
17 Eritrea 53% 1994
18 Malawi 52.4% 2005
19 Venezuela 52% 1999
20 Peru 51.6% 2004
21 Guatemala 51% 2006
22 Armenia 50.9% 2001
23 Honduras 50.7% 2004
24 Azerbaijan 49.6% 2001
=25 Dominican Republic 48.5% 2007
=25 Moldova 48.5% 2002
27 Mexico 47% 2004
28 Kenya 46.6% 2006
29 Burkina Faso 46.4% 2003
30 Mauritania 46.3% 2000
31 Nicaragua 45.8% 2001
32 Colombia 45.1% 2006
33 Ethiopia 44.2% 2000
34 Chad 43.4% 1996
35 Kyrgyzstan 43.1% 2005
36 Congo, Republic of the 42.3% 2005
37 Afghanistan 42% 2007
=38 Bangladesh 40% 2005
=38 Guinea 40% 1994
40 Cameroon 39.9% 2007
41 East Timor 39.7% 2001
42 Benin 39% 2003
43 Ecuador 38.3% 2006
44 Bolivia 37.7% 2007
45 Papua New Guinea 37.5% 1996
46 Panama 36.8% 2003
47 Mongolia 36.1% 2002
48 Tanzania 35.7% 2001
49 Guyana 35% 1998
50 Zimbabwe 34.9% 1996
51 Nigeria 34.1% 1993
52 Laos 33.5% 2003
53 Senegal 33.4% 1992
54 Pakistan 32.6% 1999
55 Togo 32.3% 1989
56 Burma 32% 2005
57 Uganda 31.1% 2006
58 Nepal 30.85% 2004
59 El Salvador 30.7% 2006
60 Cambodia 30.14% 2007
=61 Vietnam 28.9% 2002
=61 Romania 28.9% 2002
63 India 28.6% 2000
64 Ghana 28.5% 2006
65 Uzbekistan 27.2% 2003
66 Turkey 27% 2002
67 Philippines 25.1% 1997
68 Costa Rica 23.9% 2004
69 Sri Lanka 22.7% 2002
70 Algeria 22.6% 1995
71 South Africa 22% 2008
72 Brazil 21.5% 2003
73 Trinidad and Tobago 21% 1992
74 Paraguay 20.5% 1990
75 Russia 19.6% 2002
=76 Bosnia and Herzegovina 19.5% 2002
=76 Ukraine 19.5% 2003
78 Morocco 19% 1999
79 Jamaica 18.7% 2000
80 Belarus 17.4% 2004
81 Hungary 17.3% 1997
82 Chile 17% 1998
83 Slovakia 16.8% 2004
84 Indonesia 16.7% 2004
85 Malaysia 15.5% 1989
86 Kazakhstan 15.4% 2002
87 Poland 14.8% 2001
88 Jordan 14.2% 2002
89 Thailand 13.6% 1998
90 Bulgaria 12.8% 2001
91 Croatia 11.1% 2004
92 Mauritius 10.6% 1992
93 Estonia 8.9% 1995
94 Tunisia 7.6% 1995
95 Latvia 5.9% 2004
96 China 2.8% 2004

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Poverty > Poverty headcount ratio at national poverty line > % of population. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Bank, Development Research Group. Data are based on World Bank's country poverty assessments and country Poverty Reduction Strategies. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Poverty/Poverty-headcount-ratio-at-national-poverty-line/%-of-population

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