Ghana: Poverty at 5.50 USD per day

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Poverty ratio, percent living on less than 5.50 USD a day

 Latest value 78.50
 Year 2016
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1987 - 2016
 Average 90.86
 Min - Max 78.50 - 97.20
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Ghana from 1987 to 2016. The average value for Ghana during that period was 90.86 percent with a minimum of 78.5 percent in 2016 and a maximum of 97.2 percent in 1987. The latest value from 2016 is 78.5 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2016 based on 79 countries is 22.42 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Definition: Poverty headcount ratio at $6.85 a day is the percentage of the population living on less than $6.85 a day at 2017 international prices.

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 Gini inequality index 43.50 2016 index points
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