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

Related News

How should we measure poverty?
forumblog.org - 11/25/2014 12:04:44 PM
Most countries ... Poverty headcount ratio at national poverty line (% of population) SI.POV.NAHC Poverty headcount ratio at national poverty line (% of population), including noncomparable values SI.POV.NAHC.NC This post first appeared on The World ...

Top 10 Countries By Population Below Poverty Line
Jagran Josh - 9/22/2011 11:58:53 AM
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 ...

Social enterprises: Vehicles for poverty reduction and inclusive growth
Rappler - 11/23/2014 11:27:08 PM
Such bleak picture from the Philippine government’s own assessment of the country ... population living below the poverty line. But despite this, the UN High Level Panel of Eminent Persons that was commissioned to study and recommend the world ...

Malawi ranked 8th among African poorest countries in 2014
Nyasa Times - 11/25/2014 12:47:41 PM
Over 50% of the population lives below the international poverty line of US$1.25 a day ... Zimbabwe – GDP per capita: $589.46 Not only is Zimbabwe one of the poorest countries in the world; but it has the lowest life expectancy in the world with men ...

Myanmar’s High Rice Price Volatility Increases Poverty Risk but Requires Careful Management
The World Bank - 11/24/2014 8:24:00 AM
the World Bank’s country manager in Myanmar. “A majority of rural population lives close to the poverty line and spends more than 60% of their incomes on food. Even temporary increase in rice prices reduces real income and households’ spending on ...

Will Myanmar’s ‘Triple Transition’ Help Eradicate Crushing Poverty?
Inter Press Service - 11/20/2014 11:59:20 PM
The government says poverty hovers at around 26 percent of the population, but that could be a conservative estimate. According to the World Bank’s country overview for Myanmar ... An estimated 32 percent of children below five years of age suffer ...

Spatial poverty in Kerala
Live Mint - 11/23/2014 5:50:42 PM
It has long had the highest level of human ... states of the country. It is also sometimes lauded for being among the states with the lowest poverty rates. As per the Tendulkar Committee methods, only 7% of the population lies below the poverty line.

Population: can we seize the opportunity?
The Observer - 11/25/2014 10:34:39 PM
Speaking at the launch of the State of Uganda and State of the World population ... living below the poverty line to five per cent. It could also translate into an increase of per capita incomes to $6,697 by 2040. Makerere University population expert ...

Half of country’s population living below poverty line
Dawn - 6/9/2014 5:59:39 AM
It means that one out of two people in a population of over 188 million live below the poverty line — defined as earning less than $2 a day, based on international standards for middle income countries. According to the World Bank’s Poverty Head Count ...

Children Are Below Poverty Line Even In World’s Affluent Countries – UNICEF
International Business Times - 10/30/2014 10:26:43 AM
Even the children living in the world's most affluent of countries are sunk below in the poverty line since 2008, a report from UNICEF found. A total of 2.6 million children living in rich countries are now below the poverty line - that brings the total ...

World Population and Human Capital in the 21st Century
newsecuritybeat.org - 11/24/2014 11:08:39 AM
Thus, unlike the UN, they predict global population will stabilize by the end of the century, with two thirds of the 117 countries that have above-replacement-level fertility dipping below replacement ... scenario (in which the world moves towards ...

Half of Sudan’s population living below the poverty line: World Bank
Sudan Tribune - 4/30/2014 11:57:53 PM
April 30, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The World Bank’s (WB) country director for Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan, Bella Bird, said that half of Sudan’s population is living below the poverty line and noted that the percentage of poor people in the capital ...

World Health Organization warning on plague
E TN Global Travel Industry News - 11/24/2014 5:03:34 AM
That is a massive sum in a country where 75 percent of the population subsists below the poverty line of $1.25 per day. Madagascar has seen up to 600 cases reported each year, though in most of the rest of the world, plague has become extremely rare.

Where are donations going? Canadian Jewish community high poverty and inequality
Examiner - 11/23/2014 2:30:16 PM
The most surprising finding from the report was the poverty rates for the Jewish community in the country. Kislowicz discussed the poverty problems; "The poverty rates for the Jewish population in ... all the nations of the world will be blessed in him.

Poverty: Atiku’s template to save Nigeria
Vanguard - 11/17/2014 11:55:44 PM
According to Atiku, the solution to poverty in the country has gone beyond the level of empty declarations to laying out implementable policies. The World Bank recently released ... alleviate the stresses caused by population growth and unemployment.’’


Embed this graph in your blog:

Only the top 10 countries will show.
Preview