India: Poverty ratio, percent living on less than 5.50 USD a day
For that indicator, we provide data for India from 1977 to 2011. The average value for India during that period was 93.44 percent with a minimum of 86.8 percent in 2011 and a maximum of 97 percent in 1977.
The latest value from 2011 is 86.8 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2011 based on 75
countries is 25.76 percent.
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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.