Cameroon: Poverty ratio

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Poverty, percent of population

 Latest value 37.50
 Year 2014
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1996 - 2014
 Average 42.73
 Min - Max 37.50 - 53.30
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Cameroon from 1996 to 2014. The average value for Cameroon during that period was 42.73 percent with a minimum of 37.5 percent in 2014 and a maximum of 53.3 percent in 1996. The latest value from 2014 is 37.5 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2014 based on 52 countries is 23.90 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.

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