Lesotho: Poverty at 1.90 USD per day

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 Lesotho

Poverty ratio, percent living on less than 1.90 USD a day

 Latest value 32.40
 Year 2017
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1986 - 2017
 Average 51.60
 Min - Max 32.40 - 66.30
 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 51.6 percent with a minimum of 32.4 percent in 2017 and a maximum of 66.3 percent in 2002. The latest value from 2017 is 32.4 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2017 based on 75 countries is 2.85 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 $2.15 a day is the percentage of the population living on less than $2.15 a day at 2017 purchasing power adjusted 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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