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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.

Description: The map displayed here shows how Population below poverty line varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value.

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

See also: Population below poverty line bar chart

 

Country NamePopulation below poverty line (%)Year of Estimate
Chad802001
Haiti802003
Liberia802000
Congo, Democratic Republic of the712006
Sierra Leone702004
Nigeria702010
Suriname702002
Swaziland692006
Zimbabwe682004
Burundi682002
Sao Tome and Principe662009
Niger631993
Zambia612010
Comoros602002
Honduras602010
Guatemala542011
Senegal542001
Malawi532004
Mexico522014
Mozambique522009
Madagascar502004
Eritrea502004
Lesotho491999
Gambia, The482010
Cameroon482000
Guinea472006
Burkina Faso472009
Congo, Republic of the472011
Sudan472009
Yemen452003
Bolivia452014
Rwanda452011
Kenya432012
Nicaragua432009
Cote d'Ivoire422006
East Timor412009
Belize412013
Angola412006
Mauritania402004
Ethiopia392012
Grenada382008
Benin372007
Papua New Guinea372002
El Salvador372010
Mali362005
Tanzania362002
Afghanistan362009
Armenia362010
Tajikistan362013
Guyana352006
Paraguay352010
Dominican Republic342010
Kyrgyzstan342011
Burma332007
Colombia332012
Togo321989
Venezuela322011
Bangladesh322010
South Africa312009
Fiji312009
Macedonia302011
Botswana302003
Argentina302014
Cape Verde302000
Turkmenistan302004
Italy302012
India302010
Mongolia302011
Dominica292009
Namibia292014
Ghana292007
Lebanon281999
Belarus272003
Philippines272009
Panama262012
Peru262012
Ecuador262013
Nepal252011
Iraq252008
Costa Rica252011
Uganda252009
Ukraine242010
Tonga242004
Algeria232006
Pakistan222006
Romania222011
Laos222013
Egypt222008
Moldova222010
Bulgaria222008
Brazil212014
Croatia212011
Spain212012
Slovakia212002
Israel212014
Greece202009
Cambodia202012
Hong Kong202012
United Arab Emirates202003
Djibouti192014
Iran192007
Bosnia and Herzegovina192007
Uruguay192010
Portugal182006
Estonia182010
Trinidad and Tobago172007
Uzbekistan172011
Turkey172010
Jamaica172009
United Kingdom162011
Japan162010
Korea, South162009
Germany162010
Belgium152007
Chile152009
Malta152012
United States152010
Morocco152007
Albania142012
Jordan142002
Hungary142012
Slovenia142012
Denmark132011
Thailand132011
Bhutan122012
Syria122006
Indonesia122012
Vietnam112012
Russia112013
Poland112008
Czech Republic102011
Canada92014
Bahamas, The92010
Georgia92010
Greenland92007
Netherlands92013
Serbia92013
Sri Lanka92010
Mauritius82006
France82011
Switzerland82011
Montenegro72010
Austria62012
China62014
Azerbaijan62012
Ireland62009
Kazakhstan52011
Lithuania42008
Malaysia42009
Tunisia42005
Taiwan22012
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