India: 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 83.8
 Reference 2019
 Measure percent
 Source The World Bank

For that indicator, we provide data for India from 1977 to 2019. The average value for India during that period was 91.23 percent with a minimum of 82.6 percent in 2018 and a maximum of 97.7 percent in 1977. The latest value from 2019 is 83.8 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 59 countries is 21.37 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 $5.50 a day is the percentage of the population living on less than $5.50 a day at 2011 international prices. As a result of revisions in PPP exchange rates, poverty rates for individual countries cannot be compared with poverty rates reported in earlier editions.
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