* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Poverty ratio, percent living on less than 5.50 USD a day, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 68 countries was 25.9 percent. The highest value was in Niger: 96.3 percent and the lowest value was in Cyprus: 0.1 percent. The indicator is available from 1963 to 2023. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Poverty at 5.50 USD per day, 2021 Global rank Available data
Niger 96.3 1 1992 - 2021
C.A. Republic 96.2 2 1992 - 2021
Kenya 91.3 3 1992 - 2021
G.-Bissau 89.1 4 1993 - 2021
Burkina Faso 88.1 5 1994 - 2021
Togo 86.8 6 2006 - 2021
Mali 85.9 7 1994 - 2021
India 81.8 8 1977 - 2021
Benin 81.4 9 2003 - 2021
Ivory Coast 76.4 10 1985 - 2021
Cameroon 76 11 1996 - 2021
Senegal 75.6 12 1991 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 62.2 13 2000 - 2021
Indonesia 60.6 14 1984 - 2023
Georgia 55.4 15 1996 - 2021
Philippines 55.3 16 2000 - 2021
Armenia 51.7 17 1999 - 2022
Colombia 38.8 18 1980 - 2022
Peru 33.4 19 1997 - 2022
Ecuador 31.7 20 1987 - 2022
Brazil 28.4 21 1981 - 2022
El Salvador 28.4 22 1989 - 2022
Iran 24.8 23 1986 - 2022
Domin. Rep. 23.2 24 1986 - 2022
Tonga 21.5 25 2000 - 2021
Paraguay 20.8 26 1990 - 2022
Tunisia 16.2 27 1985 - 2021
Bolivia 15.2 28 1990 - 2021
Costa Rica 14.5 29 1981 - 2022
Moldova 14.4 30 1997 - 2021
Jamaica 13.9 31 1988 - 2021
Panama 12.9 32 1979 - 2023
Montenegro 12.2 33 2012 - 2021
Thailand 12.2 34 1981 - 2021
Argentina 11.4 35 1980 - 2022
Kazakhstan 10.6 36 1996 - 2021
Turkey 7.6 37 2017 - 2021
Serbia 7.5 38 2012 - 2021
Romania 7.1 39 2006 - 2021
Uruguay 6.7 40 1981 - 2022
Bulgaria 5.8 41 2006 - 2021
Israel 3.5 42 1979 - 2021
Greece 2.9 43 1995 - 2021
Slovakia 2.4 44 2004 - 2021
Malaysia 2.3 45 1984 - 2021
Hungary 2.2 46 2004 - 2021
Latvia 2.1 47 2004 - 2021
Spain 1.9 48 1980 - 2021
Croatia 1.8 49 2009 - 2021
Italy 1.7 50 1977 - 2021
Portugal 1.7 51 2003 - 2021
Sweden 1.4 52 1975 - 2021
Lithuania 1.2 53 2004 - 2021
Austria 1.1 54 1994 - 2021
USA 1 55 1963 - 2021
Poland 0.9 56 2004 - 2021
Estonia 0.7 57 2003 - 2021
UK 0.7 58 1968 - 2021
France 0.5 59 1970 - 2021
Czechia 0.3 60 1992 - 2021
Denmark 0.3 61 1987 - 2021
Ireland 0.3 62 1987 - 2021
Luxembourg 0.3 63 1985 - 2021
Netherlands 0.3 64 1983 - 2021
Belgium 0.2 65 1985 - 2021
Cyprus 0.1 66 2004 - 2021
Finland 0.1 67 1987 - 2021
Slovenia 0.1 68 2004 - 2021



Definition: Poverty headcount ratio at $6.85 a day is the percentage of the population living on less than $6.85 a day at 2017 international prices.

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