* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Poverty, percent of population, 2020:

The average for 2020 based on 61 countries was 19.51 percent. The highest value was in the Gambia: 53.4 percent and the lowest value was in China: 0 percent. The indicator is available from 1985 to 2023. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
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* indicates monthly or quarterly data series


Countries Poverty ratio, 2020 Global rank Available data
Gambia 53.4 1 2010 - 2020
Mexico 43.9 2 2016 - 2022
Colombia 42.5 3 2019 - 2022
Argentina 42 4 2016 - 2022
Mali 41.9 5 2001 - 2021
Bolivia 39 6 2019 - 2020
Ecuador 33 7 2000 - 2022
Peru 30.1 8 1997 - 2022
Costa Rica 30 9 1989 - 2022
Mongolia 27.8 10 2010 - 2020
Armenia 27 11 2019 - 2022
Paraguay 26.9 12 1997 - 2022
Moldova 26.8 13 2019 - 2022
El Salvador 26.2 14 2020 - 2022
Kyrgyzstan 25.3 15 2006 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 23.4 16 2017 - 2021
Latvia 23.4 17 2004 - 2022
Romania 22.5 18 2006 - 2021
Bulgaria 22.1 19 2015 - 2022
Albania 22 20 2002 - 2020
Kiribati 21.9 21 2019 - 2020
Spain 21.7 22 2003 - 2022
Georgia 21.3 23 2004 - 2022
Montenegro 21.2 24 2005 - 2020
Serbia 21.2 25 2002 - 2020
Estonia 20.6 26 2003 - 2022
Italy 20.1 27 2003 - 2021
Lithuania 20 28 2004 - 2021
Greece 19.6 29 2002 - 2021
Croatia 19.2 30 2009 - 2021
Portugal 18.4 31 2003 - 2021
Malta 16.9 32 2004 - 2021
Germany 16 33 2019 - 2021
Vanuatu 15.9 34 2019 - 2020
Sweden 15.7 35 2007 - 2022
Austria 14.7 36 2002 - 2021
Switzerland 14.7 37 2006 - 2020
Netherlands 14.4 38 2015 - 2021
Turkey 14.4 39 2001 - 2020
Cyprus 13.8 40 2004 - 2021
Australia 13.4 41 2018 - 2020
Ireland 12.9 42 2019 - 2021
Belgium 12.7 43 2018 - 2022
Hungary 12.6 44 2004 - 2021
Norway 12.6 45 2002 - 2021
Denmark 12.3 46 2019 - 2021
Slovakia 12.3 47 2004 - 2021
Russia 12.1 48 2000 - 2021
Poland 11.8 49 1999 - 2022
Slovenia 11.7 50 2004 - 2022
Uruguay 11.6 51 2020 - 2022
Chile 10.8 52 1987 - 2020
Finland 10.8 53 2003 - 2022
Indonesia 9.8 54 1996 - 2023
Czechia 8.6 55 2004 - 2021
Thailand 6.8 56 1988 - 2021
Kazakhstan 5.3 57 2018 - 2022
Belarus 4.8 58 1996 - 2020
Vietnam 4.8 59 1992 - 2020
Ukraine 1.6 60 2020 - 2020
China 0 61 2000 - 2020



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.

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