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 3.4
 Year 2018
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1984 - 2018
 Average 24.61
 Min - Max 3.4 - 40.1
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Malaysia from 1984 to 2018. The average value for Malaysia during that period was 24.61 percent with a minimum of 3.4 percent in 2018 and a maximum of 40.1 percent in 1987. The latest value from 2018 is 3.4 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 88 countries is 27.11 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

Historical chart
Malaysia - Poverty at 5.50 USD per day - historical chart - 1984-2018




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 41.20 2018 index points
 Poverty ratio 6.20 2021 percent
 Poverty at 1.90 USD per day 0.00 2018 percent
 Poverty at 5.50 USD per day 3.40 2018 percent
 Top 10 percent income share 31.20 2018 percent
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