* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Poverty ratio, percent living on less than 1.90 USD a day, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 68 countries was 5.54 percent. The highest value was in the Central African Republic: 65.7 percent and the lowest value was in Belgium: 0 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 1.90 USD per day, 2021 Global rank Available data
C.A. Republic 65.7 1 1992 - 2021
Niger 50.6 2 1992 - 2021
Kenya 36.1 3 1992 - 2021
Togo 26.6 4 2006 - 2021
G.-Bissau 26 5 1991 - 2021
Burkina Faso 25.3 6 1994 - 2021
Cameroon 23 7 1996 - 2021
Mali 20.8 8 1994 - 2021
India 12.9 9 1977 - 2021
Benin 12.7 10 2003 - 2021
Senegal 9.9 11 1991 - 2021
Ivory Coast 9.7 12 1985 - 2021
Colombia 7.3 13 1980 - 2022
Brazil 5.8 14 1981 - 2022
Georgia 5.5 15 1996 - 2021
Ecuador 3.6 16 1987 - 2022
El Salvador 3.6 17 1989 - 2022
Indonesia 3.5 18 1984 - 2023
Philippines 3 19 2000 - 2021
Peru 2.8 20 1997 - 2022
Bolivia 2 21 1990 - 2021
Montenegro 2 22 2012 - 2021
Romania 1.8 23 2006 - 2021
Costa Rica 1.2 24 1981 - 2022
Serbia 1.2 25 2012 - 2021
Panama 1.1 26 1979 - 2023
Argentina 0.9 27 1980 - 2022
Domin. Rep. 0.9 28 1986 - 2022
Italy 0.8 29 1977 - 2021
Bulgaria 0.7 30 2006 - 2021
Iran 0.7 31 1986 - 2022
Kyrgyzstan 0.7 32 2000 - 2021
Paraguay 0.7 33 1990 - 2022
Greece 0.6 34 1995 - 2021
Spain 0.6 35 1980 - 2021
Sweden 0.6 36 1975 - 2021
Armenia 0.5 37 1999 - 2022
Austria 0.5 38 1994 - 2021
Hungary 0.4 39 2004 - 2021
Latvia 0.4 40 2004 - 2021
Turkey 0.4 41 2017 - 2021
Croatia 0.3 42 2009 - 2021
Estonia 0.3 43 2003 - 2021
Jamaica 0.3 44 1988 - 2021
Lithuania 0.3 45 2004 - 2021
Tunisia 0.3 46 1985 - 2021
Denmark 0.2 47 1987 - 2021
Israel 0.2 48 1979 - 2021
Portugal 0.2 49 2003 - 2021
UK 0.2 50 1968 - 2021
USA 0.2 51 1963 - 2021
Czechia 0.1 52 1992 - 2021
France 0.1 53 1970 - 2021
Ireland 0.1 54 1987 - 2021
Luxembourg 0.1 55 1985 - 2021
Netherlands 0.1 56 1983 - 2021
Poland 0.1 57 2004 - 2021
Slovakia 0.1 58 2004 - 2021
Uruguay 0.1 59 1981 - 2022
Belgium 0 60 1985 - 2021
Cyprus 0 61 2004 - 2021
Finland 0 62 1987 - 2021
Kazakhstan 0 63 1996 - 2021
Malaysia 0 64 1984 - 2021
Moldova 0 65 1997 - 2021
Slovenia 0 66 2004 - 2021
Thailand 0 67 1981 - 2021
Tonga 0 68 2000 - 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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