Country Comparison > Population below poverty line

RankCountryPopulation below poverty line (%)
1Syria82.5
2Zimbabwe72.3
3Madagascar70.7
4Sierra Leone70.2
5Nigeria70
6Suriname70
7Guinea-Bissau67
8Sao Tome and Principe66.2
9Burundi64.6
10Congo, Democratic Republic of the63
11Swaziland63
12Zambia60.5
13Guatemala59.3
14Haiti58.5
15Lesotho57
16Togo55.1
17Liberia54.1
18Yemen54
19Malawi50.7
20South Sudan50.6
21Eritrea50
22Gambia, The48.4
23Guinea47
24Chad46.7
25Senegal46.7
26Sudan46.5
27Congo, Republic of the46.5
28Cote d'Ivoire46.3
29Mexico46.2
30Mozambique46.1
31Niger45.4
32Comoros44.8
33Equatorial Guinea44
34Kenya43.4
35East Timor41.8
36Belize41
37Angola40.5
38Burkina Faso40.1
39Seychelles39.3
40Rwanda39.1
41Bolivia38.6
42Grenada38
43Papua New Guinea37
44Benin36.2
45Mali36.1
46Greece36
47Afghanistan35.8
48Guyana35
49El Salvador34.9
50Gabon34.3
51Argentina32.2
52Kyrgyzstan32.1
53Armenia32
54Bangladesh31.5
55Tajikistan31.5
56Fiji31
57Mauritania31
58Dominican Republic30.5
59Botswana30.3
60Cameroon30
61Cape Verde30
62Gaza Strip30
63Kosovo30
64Italy29.9
65Honduras29.6
66Nicaragua29.6
67Ethiopia29.6
68Pakistan29.5
69Dominica29
70Virgin Islands28.9
71Namibia28.7
72Lebanon28.6
73Colombia27.8
74Micronesia, Federated States of26.7
75Tuvalu26.3
76Ecuador25.6
77Burma25.6
78Latvia25.5
79Nepal25.2
80Egypt25.2
81Ghana24.2
82Ukraine24.1
83Tonga24
84Guam23
85Djibouti23
86Anguilla23
87Algeria23
88Panama23
89Iraq23
90Tanzania22.8
91Peru22.7
92Romania22.4
93Paraguay22.2
94Lithuania22.2
95Laos22
96Israel22
97Bulgaria22
98India21.9
99Turkey21.9
100Costa Rica21.7
101Mongolia21.6
102Philippines21.6
103Macedonia21.5
104Estonia21.3
105Spain21.1
106Moldova20.8
107Trinidad and Tobago20
108Uganda19.7
109Venezuela19.7
110French Polynesia19.7
111Hong Kong19.6
112Croatia19.5
113United Arab Emirates19.5
114Portugal19
115Iran18.7
116West Bank18
117Cambodia17.7
118Poland17.6
119Bosnia and Herzegovina17.2
120New Caledonia17
121Germany16.7
122South Africa16.6
123Jamaica16.5
124Malta16.3
125Greenland16.2
126Japan16.1
127Maldives16
128Tunisia15.5
129United States15.1
130Belgium15.1
131Morocco15
132Sweden15
133United Kingdom15
134Hungary14.9
135Chile14.4
136Albania14.3
137Slovenia14.3
138Jordan14.2
139France14
140Uzbekistan14
141Denmark13.4
142Bhutan13.3
143Russia13.3
144Korea, South12.5
145Slovakia12.3
146Vietnam11.3
147Bermuda11
148Indonesia10.9
149Czech Republic9.7
150Uruguay9.7
151Canada9.4
152Bahamas, The9.3
153Georgia9.2
154Serbia8.9
155Netherlands8.8
156Montenegro8.6
157Ireland8.2
158Mauritius8
159Thailand7.2
160Sri Lanka6.7
161Switzerland6.6
162Belarus5.7
163Azerbaijan4.9
164Faroe Islands4.2
165Austria4
166Malaysia3.8
167Brazil3.7
168China3.3
169Kazakhstan2.7
170Taiwan1.5
171Turkmenistan0.2

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, 2018

See also: Population below poverty line map

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