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Poorest quintile's share in national income or consumption, percentage

YearValueFootnotes
20058.1 

Population below $1 (PPP) per day, percentage

YearValueFootnotes
199449.4123
200541.6123

Poverty gap ratio at $1 a day (PPP), percentage

YearValueFootnotes
199413.6123
200510.5123

Proportion of employed people living below $1 (PPP) per day, percentage

YearValueFootnotes
200539.24

Footnotes:

  1. Based on benchmark national Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) estimate rescaled to account for cost-of-living differences in urban and rural areas.
  2. Source: http://iresearch.worldbank.org/PovcalNet
  3. Based on nominal per capita consumption averages and distributions estimated from household survey data.
  4. National Sample Survey, 61st Round, 2004/05

Source: United Nations Statistics Division

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