USA: Poverty at 1.90 USD per day

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 USA

Poverty ratio, percent living on less than 1.90 USD a day

 Latest value 0.20
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1963 - 2021
 Average 0.75
 Min - Max 0.20 - 1.20
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from 1963 to 2021. The average value for the USA during that period was 0.75 percent with a minimum of 0.2 percent in 2020 and a maximum of 1.2 percent in 1963. The latest value from 2021 is 0.2 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 68 countries is 5.54 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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USA - Poverty at 1.90 USD per day - Recent values chart

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USA - Poverty at 1.90 USD per day - historical chart - 1963-2021




Definition: Poverty headcount ratio at $2.15 a day is the percentage of the population living on less than $2.15 a day at 2017 purchasing power adjusted 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.

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