Malawi: Poverty at 5.50 USD per day

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 Malawi

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

 Latest value 97.30
 Year 2019
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1997 - 2019
 Average 96.26
 Min - Max 93.80 - 97.30
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Malawi from 1997 to 2019. The average value for Malawi during that period was 96.26 percent with a minimum of 93.8 percent in 1997 and a maximum of 97.3 percent in 2019. The latest value from 2019 is 97.3 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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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 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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