Afghanistan: Poverty ratio

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 Afghanistan

Poverty, percent of population

 Latest value 54.5
 Year 2016
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2007 - 2016
 Average 42.17
 Min - Max 33.7 - 54.5
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Afghanistan from 2007 to 2016. The average value for Afghanistan during that period was 42.17 percent with a minimum of 33.7 percent in 2007 and a maximum of 54.5 percent in 2016. The latest value from 2016 is 54.5 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2016 based on 60 countries is 22.97 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Afghanistan - Poverty ratio - recent values




Definition: National poverty headcount ratio is the percentage of the population living below the national poverty line(s). National estimates are based on population-weighted subgroup estimates from household surveys. For economies for which the data are from EU-SILC, the reported year is the income reference year, which is the year before the survey year.


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