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Economy > Poverty > Gap at $1 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. Data showing as 0.5 signifies a poverty gap of less than 0.5 percent.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Sierra Leone 39.5% 1989
2 Central African Republic 38.1% 1993
3 Nigeria 34.51% 2003
4 Niger 34% 1995
5 Zambia 32.64% 2004
6 The Gambia 28.8% 1998
7 Madagascar 27.9% 2001
8 Haiti 26.59% 2001
9 Rwanda 25.57% 2000
10 Zimbabwe 24.17% 1996
11 Burundi 22.7% 1998
12 Tanzania 20.71% 2000
13 Lesotho 19% 1995
14 Ghana 17.3% 1998
15 Nicaragua 16.74% 2001
16 Namibia 13.97% 1993
17 Bolivia 13.55% 2002
18 Mali 12.23% 2001
19 Mozambique 11.61% 2002
20 Bangladesh 10.3% 2000
21 Botswana 9.94% 1993
22 Cambodia 9.68% 1997
23 El Salvador 9.35% 2002
24 Venezuela 8.86% 2003
25 Benin 8.23% 2003
26 India 7.88% 2004
27 Mauritania 7.56% 2000
28 Burkina Faso 7.26% 2003
29 Ecuador 7.13% 1998
30 Laos 6.07% 2002
31 Kenya 5.92% 1997
32 Paraguay 5.61% 2003
33 Guatemala 5.48% 2002
34 Nepal 5.43% 2004
35 Turkmenistan 5.3% 1993
36 Ethiopia 4.8% 2000
37 Malawi 4.71% 2004
38 Yemen 4.5% 1998
39 Honduras 4.39% 2003
40 Cote d'Ivoire 4.14% 2002
41 Cameroon 4.09% 2001
42 Senegal 3.62% 2001
43 Trinidad and Tobago 3.5% 1992
44 Brazil 3.37% 2004
45 Colombia 3.07% 2003
46 Pakistan 3.06% 2002
47 Philippines 2.9% 2003
48 Peru 2.87% 2003
49 Swaziland 2.46% 1995
50 Mongolia 2.23% 2002
51 Georgia 2.14% 2003
52 China 2.1% 2004
=53 Argentina 2.05% 2004
=53 Panama 2.05% 2003
55 South Africa 1.74% 2000
56 Costa Rica 1.59% 2003
57 Mexico 1.42% 2004
58 Tajikistan 1.33% 2003
59 Indonesia 0.91% 2002
60 Sri Lanka 0.84% 2002
61 Turkey 0.79% 2003
62 Azerbaijan 0.63% 2001
63 Dominican Republic 0.52% 2004
64 Romania 0.51% 2003
=65 Albania 0.5% 2004
=65 Jamaica 0.5% 2004
=65 Bulgaria 0.5% 2003
=65 Uruguay 0.5% 2003
=65 Jordan 0.5% 2003
=65 Chile 0.5% 2003
=65 Uzbekistan 0.5% 2003
=65 Latvia 0.5% 2003
=65 Estonia 0.5% 2003
=65 Moldova 0.5% 2003
=65 Ukraine 0.5% 2003
=65 Armenia 0.5% 2003
=65 Lithuania 0.5% 2003
=65 Kyrgyzstan 0.5% 2003
=65 Kazakhstan 0.5% 2003
=65 Poland 0.5% 2002
=65 Hungary 0.5% 2002
=65 Belarus 0.5% 2002
=65 Thailand 0.5% 2002
=65 Russia 0.5% 2002
=65 Croatia 0.5% 2001
=65 Egypt 0.5% 2000
=65 Tunisia 0.5% 2000
=65 Morocco 0.5% 1999
=65 Guyana 0.5% 1999
=65 South Korea 0.5% 1998
=65 Slovenia 0.5% 1998
=65 Iran 0.5% 1998
=65 Malaysia 0.5% 1997
=65 Slovakia 0.5% 1996
=65 Czech Republic 0.5% 1996
=65 Algeria 0.5% 1995

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