* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Poverty ratio, percent living on less than 5.50 USD a day, 2018 - Country rankings:

The average for 2018 based on 64 countries was 17.49 percent.The highest value was in Sierra Leone: 92.7 percent and the lowest value was in Cyprus: 0.1 percent. The indicator is available from 1967 to 2019. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
Select indicator
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
92.70
92.00
88.50
76.20
70.40
54.80
53.20
50.40
46.90
42.50
42.50
28.20
27.10
26.30
24.20
23.40
22.70
22.40
22.30
19.80
17.90
15.60
14.00
13.90
12.80
12.60
12.30
11.20
10.90
8.50
8.40
6.90
5.20
4.60
3.70
3.40
3.00
2.90
2.50
2.40
2.40
2.40
2.40
2.00
1.70
1.70
1.20
1.10
1.00
0.80
0.60
0.40
0.40
0.30
0.30
0.30
0.20
0.20
0.20
0.10
0.10
0.10
0.10
0.10
0
23.2
46.4
69.5
92.7



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.
Poverty at 5.50 USD per day in Europe
Poverty at 5.50 USD per day in Asia
Poverty at 5.50 USD per day in Africa
Poverty at 5.50 USD per day in North America
Poverty at 5.50 USD per day in South America
Poverty at 5.50 USD per day in Australia
Poverty at 5.50 USD per day in the European union
Poverty at 5.50 USD per day in Sub Sahara Africa
Poverty at 5.50 USD per day in MENA
Poverty at 5.50 USD per day in South East Asia
Poverty at 5.50 USD per day in Latin America


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