Country Comparison > Population below poverty line

RankCountryPopulation below poverty line (%)
1Chad80
2Haiti80
3Liberia80
4Congo, Democratic Republic of the71
5Sierra Leone70.2
6Nigeria70
7Suriname70
8Swaziland69
9Zimbabwe68
10Burundi68
11Sao Tome and Principe66.2
12Niger63
13Zambia60.5
14Comoros60
15Honduras60
16Guatemala54
17Senegal54
18Malawi53
19Mexico52.3
20Mozambique52
21South Sudan50.6
22Madagascar50
23Eritrea50
24Lesotho49
25Gambia, The48.4
26Cameroon48
27Guinea47
28Burkina Faso46.7
29Congo, Republic of the46.5
30Sudan46.5
31Yemen45.2
32Bolivia45
33Rwanda44.9
34Kenya43.4
35Nicaragua42.5
36Cote d'Ivoire42
37Belize41
38East Timor41
39Angola40.5
40Mauritania40
41Ethiopia39
42Grenada38
43Gaza Strip38
44Benin37.4
45Papua New Guinea37
46El Salvador36.5
47Mali36.1
48Afghanistan36
49Tanzania36
50Armenia35.8
51Tajikistan35.6
52Guyana35
53Paraguay34.7
54Dominican Republic34.4
55Kyrgyzstan33.7
56Burma32.7
57Colombia32.7
58Togo32
59Venezuela31.6
60Bangladesh31.5
61South Africa31.3
62Fiji31
63Macedonia30.4
64Botswana30.3
65Argentina30
66Cape Verde30
67Kosovo30
68Turkmenistan30
69Italy29.9
70India29.8
71Mongolia29.8
72Dominica29
73Virgin Islands28.9
74Namibia28.7
75Ghana28.5
76Lebanon28
77Belarus27.1
78Micronesia, Federated States of26.7
79Philippines26.5
80Panama26
81Peru25.8
82Ecuador25.6
83Nepal25.2
84Iraq25
85Costa Rica24.8
86Uganda24.5
87Ukraine24.1
88Tonga24
89Algeria23
90Anguilla23
91Guam23
92Pakistan22.3
93Romania22.2
94Laos22
95Egypt22
96Moldova21.9
97Bulgaria21.8
98Brazil21.4
99Croatia21.1
100Spain21.1
101Slovakia21
102Israel21
103Greece20
104Cambodia20
105French Polynesia19.7
106Hong Kong19.6
107United Arab Emirates19.5
108Djibouti18.8
109Iran18.7
110Bosnia and Herzegovina18.6
111Uruguay18.6
112West Bank18.3
113Portugal18
114Estonia17.5
115Trinidad and Tobago17
116Uzbekistan17
117Turkey16.9
118Jamaica16.5
119United Kingdom16.2
120Korea, South16
121Japan16
122Maldives16
123Germany15.5
124Belgium15.2
125Chile15.1
126Malta15.1
127United States15.1
128Morocco15
129Albania14.3
130Jordan14.2
131Hungary14
132Slovenia13.5
133Denmark13.4
134Thailand13.2
135Bhutan12
136Syria11.9
137Indonesia11.7
138Vietnam11.3
139Bermuda11
140Russia11
141Poland10.6
142Czech Republic9.8
143Canada9.4
144Bahamas, The9.3
145Georgia9.2
146Greenland9.2
147Serbia9.1
148Netherlands9.1
149Sri Lanka8.9
150Mauritius8
151France7.9
152Switzerland7.6
153Montenegro6.6
154Austria6.2
155China6.1
156Azerbaijan6
157Ireland5.5
158Kazakhstan5.3
159Lithuania4
160Malaysia3.8
161Tunisia3.8
162Taiwan1.5

Definition: National estimates of the percentage of the population falling below the poverty line are based on surveys of sub-groups, with the results weighted by the number of people in each group. Definitions of poverty vary considerably among nations. For example, rich nations generally employ more generous standards of poverty than poor nations.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014

See also: Population below poverty line map

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