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
12Zambia64
13Niger63
14Comoros60
15Honduras60
16Namibia55.8
17Guatemala54
18Mozambique54
19Senegal54
20Malawi53
21Mexico51.3
22Bolivia51.3
23South Sudan50.6
24South Africa50
25Madagascar50
26Kenya50
27Eritrea50
28Lesotho49
29Gambia, The48.4
30Cameroon48
31Guinea47
32Tajikistan46.7
33Burkina Faso46.7
34Sudan46.5
35Nicaragua46.2
36Yemen45.2
37Rwanda44.9
38Belize43
39Djibouti42
40Cote d'Ivoire42
41East Timor41
42Angola40.5
43Mauritania40
44Mongolia39.2
45Grenada38
46Gaza Strip38
47Benin37.4
48Colombia37.2
49Papua New Guinea37
50El Salvador36.5
51Mali36.1
52Tanzania36
53Afghanistan36
54Armenia35.8
55Guyana35
56Ukraine35
57Paraguay34.7
58Dominican Republic34.4
59Kyrgyzstan33.7
60Burma32.7
61Togo32
62Bangladesh31.51
63Peru31.3
64Cambodia31
65Fiji31
66Macedonia30.9
67Botswana30.3
68Argentina30
69Cape Verde30
70Kosovo30
71Turkmenistan30
72India29.8
73Ethiopia29.2
74Dominica29
75Panama29
76Virgin Islands28.9
77Ecuador28.6
78Ghana28.5
79Lebanon28
80Venezuela27.4
81Belarus27.1
82Micronesia, Federated States of26.7
83Philippines26.5
84Laos26
85Uzbekistan26
86Nepal25.2
87Iraq25
88Uganda24.5
89Costa Rica24.2
90Tonga24
91Israel23.6
92Bhutan23.2
93Anguilla23
94Algeria23
95Guam23
96Pakistan22.3
97Moldova21.9
98Bulgaria21.8
99Brazil21.4
100Romania21.1
101Slovakia21
102Greece20
103Egypt20
104Spain19.8
105United Arab Emirates19.5
106Bermuda19
107Iran18.7
108Bosnia and Herzegovina18.6
109Uruguay18.6
110West Bank18.3
111Croatia18
112Portugal18
113Estonia17.5
114Poland17
115Trinidad and Tobago17
116Turkey16.9
117Jamaica16.5
118Japan16
119Maldives16
120Germany15.5
121Belgium15.2
122Chile15.1
123United States15.1
124Morocco15
125Korea, South15
126Vietnam14.5
127Jordan14.2
128United Kingdom14
129Hungary13.9
130China13.4
131Denmark13.4
132Russia13.1
133Albania12.5
134Indonesia12.5
135Slovenia12.3
136Syria11.9
137Azerbaijan11
138Netherlands10.5
139Georgia9.7
140Canada9.4
141Bahamas, The9.3
142Greenland9.2
143Serbia9.2
144Czech Republic9
145Sri Lanka8.9
146Kazakhstan8.2
147Thailand8.1
148Mauritius8
149Switzerland6.9
150Montenegro6.6
151France6.2
152Austria6
153Ireland5.5
154Lithuania4
155Malaysia3.8
156Tunisia3.8
157Taiwan1.16

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, 2012

See also: Population below poverty line map

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