Thematic Map > Population below poverty line - Africa

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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
Liberia802000
Congo, Democratic Republic of the712006
Sierra Leone702004
Nigeria702010
Swaziland692006
Zimbabwe682004
Burundi682002
Sao Tome and Principe662009
Niger631993
Zambia612010
Comoros602002
Senegal542001
Malawi532004
Mozambique522009
Madagascar502004
Eritrea502004
Lesotho491999
Gambia, The482010
Cameroon482000
Guinea472006
Burkina Faso472009
Sudan472009
Congo, Republic of the472011
Rwanda452011
Kenya432012
Cote d'Ivoire422006
Angola412006
Mauritania402004
Ethiopia392012
Benin372007
Mali362005
Tanzania362002
Togo321989
South Africa312009
Botswana302003
Cape Verde302000
Namibia292014
Ghana292007
Uganda252009
Algeria232006
Egypt222008
Djibouti192014
Morocco152007
Mauritius82006
Tunisia42005