Iran: Poverty at 5.50 USD per day

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 Iran

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

 Latest value 26.2
 Year 2019
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1986 - 2019
 Average 30.36
 Min - Max 19.4 - 55.4
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Iran from 1986 to 2019. The average value for Iran during that period was 30.36 percent with a minimum of 19.4 percent in 2013 and a maximum of 55.4 percent in 1990. The latest value from 2019 is 26.2 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 70 countries is 21.44 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
Iran - Poverty at 5.50 USD per day - recent values

Historical chart
Iran - Poverty at 5.50 USD per day - historical chart - 1986-2019




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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 Gini inequality index 40.90 2019 index points
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 Poverty at 5.50 USD per day 26.20 2019 percent
 Top 10 percent income share 31.70 2019 percent
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