Malaysia: Poverty at 5.50 USD per day

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 Malaysia

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

 Latest value 2.30
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1984 - 2021
 Average 23.01
 Min - Max 2.30 - 40.10
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Malaysia from 1984 to 2021. The average value for Malaysia during that period was 23.01 percent with a minimum of 2.3 percent in 2021 and a maximum of 40.1 percent in 1987. The latest value from 2021 is 2.3 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 68 countries is 25.90 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
Malaysia - Poverty at 5.50 USD per day - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Malaysia - Poverty at 5.50 USD per day - historical chart - 1984-2021




Definition: Poverty headcount ratio at $6.85 a day is the percentage of the population living on less than $6.85 a day at 2017 international prices.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Gini inequality index 40.70 2021 index points
 Poverty ratio 6.20 2021 percent
 Poverty at 1.90 USD per day 0.00 2021 percent
 Poverty at 5.50 USD per day 2.30 2021 percent
 Top 10 percent income share 30.90 2021 percent
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