Malawi: Poverty ratio

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 Malawi

Poverty, percent of population

 Latest value 50.70
 Year 2019
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2004 - 2019
 Average 51.33
 Min - Max 50.70 - 52.40
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Malawi from 2004 to 2019. The average value for Malawi during that period was 51.33 percent with a minimum of 50.7 percent in 2010 and a maximum of 52.4 percent in 2004. The latest value from 2019 is 50.7 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 65 countries is 19.76 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Definition: National poverty headcount ratio is the percentage of the population living below the national poverty line(s). National estimates are based on population-weighted subgroup estimates from household surveys. For economies for which the data are from EU-SILC, the reported year is the income reference year, which is the year before the survey year.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Gini inequality index 38.50 2019 index points
 Poverty ratio 50.70 2019 percent
 Poverty at 1.90 USD per day 70.10 2019 percent
 Poverty at 5.50 USD per day 97.30 2019 percent
 Top 10 percent income share 31.00 2019 percent
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