Benin: Poverty ratio

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 Benin

Poverty, percent of population

 Latest value 38.50
 Year 2018
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2006 - 2018
 Average 36.75
 Min - Max 33.00 - 40.10
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Benin from 2006 to 2018. The average value for Benin during that period was 36.75 percent with a minimum of 33 percent in 2007 and a maximum of 40.1 percent in 2015. The latest value from 2018 is 38.5 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 67 countries is 23.23 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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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.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Gini inequality index 37.90 2018 index points
 Poverty ratio 38.50 2018 percent
 Poverty at 1.90 USD per day 20.10 2018 percent
 Poverty at 5.50 USD per day 83.60 2018 percent
 Top 10 percent income share 30.00 2018 percent
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