Sri Lanka: Poverty at 5.50 USD per day

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 Sri Lanka

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

 Latest value 49.30
 Year 2019
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1985 - 2019
 Average 70.50
 Min - Max 49.30 - 87.60
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Sri Lanka from 1985 to 2019. The average value for Sri Lanka during that period was 70.5 percent with a minimum of 49.3 percent in 2019 and a maximum of 87.6 percent in 1985. The latest value from 2019 is 49.3 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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Recent values chart
Sri Lanka - Poverty at 5.50 USD per day - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Sri Lanka - Poverty at 5.50 USD per day - historical chart - 1985-2019




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 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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