Sri Lanka: Poverty ratio

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 Sri Lanka

Poverty, percent of population

 Latest value 14.30
 Year 2019
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2002 - 2019
 Average 27.02
 Min - Max 14.30 - 46.80
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Sri Lanka from 2002 to 2019. The average value for Sri Lanka during that period was 27.02 percent with a minimum of 14.3 percent in 2019 and a maximum of 46.8 percent in 2002. The latest value from 2019 is 14.3 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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Sri Lanka - Poverty ratio - Recent values chart




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 37.70 2019 index points
 Poverty ratio 14.30 2019 percent
 Poverty at 1.90 USD per day 1.00 2019 percent
 Poverty at 5.50 USD per day 49.30 2019 percent
 Top 10 percent income share 30.80 2019 percent
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