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Economy > Poverty > Poverty gap at $1.25 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.".

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Tanzania $46.84% 2000
2 Liberia $40.78% 2007
3 Rwanda $38.21% 2000
4 Burundi $36.39% 2006
5 Mozambique $35.40% 2003
6 Zambia $32.76% 2004
7 Malawi $32.31% 2004
8 Guinea $32.24% 2003
9 Angola $29.94% 2000
10 Nigeria $29.57% 2004
11 Swaziland $29.38% 2001
12 Central African Republic $28.30% 2003
13 Haiti $28.24% 2001
14 Niger $28.08% 2005
15 Madagascar $26.52% 2005
16 Chad $25.64% 2003
17 Democratic Republic of the Congo $25.31% 2006
18 Namibia $24.59% 1993
19 Congo, Republic of the $22.82% 2005
20 Comoros $20.82% 2004
21 Lesotho $20.76% 2003
22 Sierra Leone $20.30% 2003
23 Burkina Faso $20.27% 2003
24 Nepal $19.71% 2004
25 Uganda $19.11% 2005
26 Mali $18.79% 2006
27 Guinea-Bissau $16.52% 2002
28 Benin $15.73% 2003
29 Uzbekistan $15.04% 2003
30 Bangladesh $13.08% 2005
31 Papua New Guinea $12.29% 1996
32 Laos $12.11% 2002
33 The Gambia $12.05% 2003
34 Togo $11.37% 2006
35 Botswana $11.04% 1994
36 India $10.83% 2005
37 Senegal $10.80% 2005
38 Ghana $10.49% 2006
39 Cameroon $10.17% 2001
40 Ethiopia $9.60% 2005
41 East Timor $8.73% 2007
42 Sao Tome and Principe $8.40% 2001
43 Honduras $8.19% 2006
44 South Africa $8.18% 2000
45 Saint Lucia $7.19% 1995
46 Indonesia $7.08% 2007
47 Bhutan $6.98% 2003
48 Turkmenistan $6.97% 1998
49 Cote d'Ivoire $6.82% 2002
50 Kenya $6.10% 2005
51 Cambodia $6.05% 2007
52 Suriname $5.90% 1999
53 Cape Verde $5.86% 2001
54 Colombia $5.73% 2006
55 Mauritania $5.66% 2000
56 Bolivia $5.59% 2007
57 Philippines $5.48% 2006
58 Belize $5.41% 1995
59 Djibouti $5.29% 2002
60 Nicaragua $5.23% 2005
61 Tajikistan $5.06% 2004
62 Vietnam $4.62% 2006
63 Georgia $4.36% 2005
64 Pakistan $4.35% 2005
65 China $3.95% 2005
66 Guyana $3.90% 1998
67 Guatemala $3.46% 2006
68 Panama $3.07% 2006
Former Soviet republics average (profile) $3.07% 2002
69 Paraguay $2.74% 2007
70 El Salvador $2.69% 2007
71 Sri Lanka $2.64% 2002
72 Peru $2.27% 2007
73 Mexico $1.75% 2008
74 Algeria $1.36% 1995
75 Dominican Republic $1.27% 2007
76 Brazil $1.26% 2007
77 Ecuador $1.20% 2007
78 Venezuela $1.16% 2006
79 Argentina $1.15% 2006
80 Trinidad and Tobago $1.05% 1992
81 Gabon $0.90% 2005
82 Armenia $0.68% 2007
83 Morocco $0.54% 2007
84 Moldova $0.51% 2007
=85 Ukraine $0.50% 2008
=85 Serbia and Montenegro $0.50% 2008
=85 Seychelles $0.50% 2007
=85 Kyrgyzstan $0.50% 2007
=85 Kazakhstan $0.50% 2007
=85 Bosnia and Herzegovina $0.50% 2007
=85 Costa Rica $0.50% 2007
=85 Romania $0.50% 2007
=85 Russia $0.50% 2007
=85 Latvia $0.50% 2007
=85 Belarus $0.50% 2007
=85 Uruguay $0.50% 2007
=85 Jordan $0.50% 2006
=85 Chile $0.50% 2006
=85 Turkey $0.50% 2006
=85 Azerbaijan $0.50% 2005
=85 Poland $0.50% 2005
=85 Croatia $0.50% 2005
=85 Malaysia $0.50% 2004
=85 Estonia $0.50% 2004
=85 Thailand $0.50% 2004
=85 Hungary $0.50% 2004
=85 Lithuania $0.50% 2004
=85 Slovenia $0.50% 2004
=85 Jamaica $0.50% 2004
=85 Bulgaria $0.50% 2003
=85 Tunisia $0.50% 2000
=85 Czech Republic $0.50% 1996
=85 Slovakia $0.50% 1996
114 Mongolia $0.38% 2008

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