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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.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012

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
Nigeria702007
Suriname702002
Swaziland692006
Zimbabwe682004
Burundi682002
Sao Tome and Principe662009
Zambia642006
Niger631993
Comoros602002
Honduras602010
Namibia562012
Senegal542001
Mozambique542008
Guatemala542011
Malawi532004
Mexico512012
Bolivia512012
Kenya502000
Eritrea502004
Madagascar502004
South Africa502000
Lesotho491999
Gambia, The482012
Cameroon482000
Guinea472006
Tajikistan472009
Burkina Faso472009
Sudan472009
Nicaragua462005
Yemen452003
Rwanda452011
Belize432010
Djibouti422007
Cote d'Ivoire422006
East Timor412009
Angola412006
Mauritania402004
Mongolia392010
Grenada382008
Benin372007
Colombia372010
Papua New Guinea372002
El Salvador372010
Mali362005
Tanzania362002
Afghanistan368
Armenia362010
Guyana352006
Ukraine352009
Paraguay352010
Dominican Republic342010
Kyrgyzstan342011
Burma332007
Togo321989
Bangladesh322010
Peru312010
Cambodia312007
Fiji312009
Macedonia312010
Botswana302003
Argentina302012
Cape Verde302000
Turkmenistan302004
India302010
Ethiopia299
Dominica292009
Panama292011
Ecuador292011
Ghana292007
Lebanon281999
Venezuela272011
Belarus272003
Philippines272009
Uzbekistan262008
Laos262010
Nepal252011
Iraq252008
Uganda252009
Costa Rica242010
Tonga243
Israel242012
Bhutan232008
Algeria232006
Pakistan225
Moldova222010
Bulgaria222008
Brazil212009
Romania212010
Slovakia212002
Greece202009
Egypt202005
Spain202005
United Arab Emirates202003
Iran192007
Bosnia and Herzegovina192007
Uruguay192012
Portugal182006
Croatia182009
Estonia182010
Poland172003
Trinidad and Tobago172007
Turkey172010
Jamaica172009
Japan162007
Germany162010
Belgium152007
Chile152009
United States152010
Morocco152007
Korea, South152006
Vietnam152010
Jordan142002
United Kingdom142006
Hungary142010
Denmark132011
China132012
Russia132010
Albania132008
Indonesia132011
Slovenia122008
Syria122006
Azerbaijan112009
Netherlands112005
Georgia102010
Canada92012
Bahamas, The92004
Greenland92007
Serbia92010
Czech Republic92010
Sri Lanka92010
Kazakhstan82009
Thailand82009
Mauritius82006
Switzerland72010
Montenegro72010
France62004
Austria62008
Ireland62009
Lithuania42008
Malaysia42009
Tunisia42005
Taiwan12010
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