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Economy > 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. 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 Nigeria 59.53% 2003
2 Central African Republic 58.44% 1993
3 Zambia 55.22% 2004
4 Niger 54.6% 1995
5 Sierra Leone 51.8% 1989
6 Madagascar 51.75% 2001
7 Rwanda 51.55% 2000
8 The Gambia 51.1% 1998
9 Tanzania 49.33% 2000
10 Burundi 48.9% 1998
11 Zimbabwe 48.21% 1996
12 Haiti 47.35% 2001
13 Nicaragua 41.17% 2001
14 Ghana 40.8% 1998
15 Bangladesh 38.3% 2000
16 India 35.02% 2004
17 Mozambique 34.9% 2002
18 Cambodia 34.48% 1997
19 Mali 34.21% 2001
20 Lesotho 33.1% 1995
21 Benin 31.7% 2003
22 Namibia 30.37% 1993
23 Burkina Faso 30.35% 2003
24 Laos 30.2% 2002
25 Ethiopia 29.6% 2000
26 Mauritania 26.8% 2000
27 Nepal 26.79% 2004
28 Botswana 26.49% 1993
29 Pakistan 26.09% 2002
30 Malawi 24.29% 2004
31 Kenya 23.92% 1997
32 Bolivia 23.24% 2002
33 Turkmenistan 23.07% 1993
34 Senegal 20.85% 2001
35 Cameroon 19.35% 2001
36 Venezuela 19.19% 2003
37 Cote d'Ivoire 18.4% 2002
38 El Salvador 17.73% 2002
39 Ecuador 17.69% 1998
40 Philippines 16.32% 2003
41 Indonesia 15.71% 2002
=42 Honduras 15.08% 2003
=42 Mongolia 15.08% 2002
44 Yemen 14.98% 1998
45 Trinidad and Tobago 14.6% 1992
46 Guatemala 13.76% 2002
47 Paraguay 13.75% 2003
48 Tajikistan 13.01% 2003
49 South Africa 12.59% 2000
50 China 12.51% 2004
51 Sri Lanka 11.92% 2002
52 Peru 11.85% 2003
53 Egypt 11.33% 2000
54 Azerbaijan 9.11% 2001
55 Swaziland 8.91% 1995
56 Georgia 8.57% 2003
57 Brazil 8.52% 2004
58 Colombia 7.7% 2003
59 Panama 7.46% 2003
60 Armenia 7.08% 2003
61 Argentina 7.05% 2004
62 Thailand 6.21% 2002
63 Turkey 5.73% 2003
64 Dominican Republic 4.89% 2004
65 Moldova 4.71% 2003
66 Kyrgyzstan 4.39% 2003
67 Mexico 4.15% 2004
68 Costa Rica 4% 2003
69 Algeria 3.8% 1995
70 Kazakhstan 3.76% 2003
71 Jamaica 3.33% 2004
72 Morocco 3.1% 1999
73 Russia 3.09% 2002
74 Romania 2.98% 2003
75 Malaysia 2% 1997
76 Estonia 1.89% 2003
77 Lithuania 1.75% 2003
78 Guyana 1.7% 1999
79 Albania 1.62% 2004
80 Uruguay 1.55% 2003
81 Bulgaria 1.53% 2003
82 Iran 1.5% 1998
83 Jordan 1.46% 2003
84 Chile 1.35% 2003
85 Tunisia 1.33% 2000
86 Latvia 1.24% 2003
87 Ukraine 0.94% 2003
88 Slovakia 0.84% 1996
89 Uzbekistan 0.57% 2003
=90 Belarus 0.5% 2002
=90 Poland 0.5% 2002
=90 Hungary 0.5% 2002
=90 Croatia 0.5% 2001
=90 South Korea 0.5% 1998
=90 Slovenia 0.5% 1998
=90 Czech Republic 0.5% 1996

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