India: Poverty at 5.50 USD per day

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 India

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

 Latest value 81.80
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1977 - 2021
 Average 89.88
 Min - Max 80.70 - 97.80
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for India from 1977 to 2021. The average value for India during that period was 89.88 percent with a minimum of 80.7 percent in 2019 and a maximum of 97.8 percent in 1977. The latest value from 2021 is 81.8 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 68 countries is 25.90 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
India - Poverty at 5.50 USD per day - Recent values chart

Historical chart
India - Poverty at 5.50 USD per day - historical chart - 1977-2021




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 32.80 2021 index points
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 Poverty at 5.50 USD per day 81.80 2021 percent
 Top 10 percent income share 25.60 2021 percent
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