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
50Argentina32.2
51Kyrgyzstan32.1
52Armenia32
53Bangladesh31.5
54Tajikistan31.5
55Fiji31
56Mauritania31
57Dominican Republic30.5
58Botswana30.3
59Cameroon30
60Cape Verde30
61Gaza Strip30
62Kosovo30
63Italy29.9
64Nicaragua29.6
65Honduras29.6
66Ethiopia29.6
67Pakistan29.5
68Dominica29
69Virgin Islands28.9
70Namibia28.7
71Lebanon28.6
72Colombia27.8
73Micronesia, Federated States of26.7
74Tuvalu26.3
75Ecuador25.6
76Burma25.6
77Latvia25.5
78Nepal25.2
79Egypt25.2
80Ghana24.2
81Ukraine24.1
82Tonga24
83Guam23
84Djibouti23
85Anguilla23
86Algeria23
87Panama23
88Iraq23
89Tanzania22.8
90Peru22.7
91Romania22.4
92Paraguay22.2
93Lithuania22.2
94Israel22
95Laos22
96Bulgaria22
97India21.9
98Turkey21.9
99Costa Rica21.7
100Mongolia21.6
101Philippines21.6
102Macedonia21.5
103Estonia21.3
104Spain21.1
105Moldova20.8
106Trinidad and Tobago20
107Uganda19.7
108Venezuela19.7
109French Polynesia19.7
110Hong Kong19.6
111United Arab Emirates19.5
112Croatia19.5
113Portugal19
114Iran18.7
115West Bank18
116Cambodia17.7
117Poland17.6
118Bosnia and Herzegovina17.2
119New Caledonia17
120Germany16.7
121South Africa16.6
122Jamaica16.5
123Malta16.3
124Greenland16.2
125Japan16.1
126Maldives16
127Tunisia15.5
128United States15.1
129Belgium15.1
130Morocco15
131Sweden15
132United Kingdom15
133Hungary14.9
134Chile14.4
135Albania14.3
136Slovenia14.3
137Jordan14.2
138France14
139Uzbekistan14
140Denmark13.4
141Bhutan13.3
142Russia13.3
143Korea, South12.5
144Slovakia12.3
145Vietnam11.3
146Bermuda11
147Indonesia10.9
148Uruguay9.7
149Canada9.4
150Bahamas, The9.3
151Georgia9.2
152Serbia8.9
153Netherlands8.8
154Montenegro8.6
155Ireland8.2
156Mauritius8
157Thailand7.2
158Sri Lanka6.7
159Switzerland6.6
160Belarus5.7
161Azerbaijan4.9
162Faroe Islands4.2
163Austria4
164Malaysia3.8
165Brazil3.7
166China3.3
167Kazakhstan2.7
168Taiwan1.5
169Turkmenistan0.2

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, 2017

See also: Population below poverty line map

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