Lesotho: Poverty at 5.50 USD per day

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 Lesotho

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

 Latest value 81
 Year 2017
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1986 - 2017
 Average 87
 Min - Max 81 - 95.1
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Lesotho from 1986 to 2017. The average value for Lesotho during that period was 87 percent with a minimum of 81 percent in 2017 and a maximum of 95.1 percent in 2002. The latest value from 2017 is 81 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2017 based on 75 countries is 19.89 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.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Gini inequality index 44.90 2017 index points
 Poverty ratio 49.70 2017 percent
 Poverty at 1.90 USD per day 32.40 2017 percent
 Poverty at 5.50 USD per day 81.00 2017 percent
 Top 10 percent income share 32.90 2017 percent
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