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
9South Sudan66
10Burundi64.6
11Congo, Democratic Republic of the63
12Swaziland63
13Central African Republic62
14Guatemala59.3
15Haiti58.5
16Lesotho57
17Togo55.1
18Afghanistan54.5
19Zambia54.4
20Liberia54.1
21Yemen54
22Malawi50.7
23Eritrea50
24Gambia, The48.4
25Guinea47
26Chad46.7
27Senegal46.7
28Sudan46.5
29Congo, Republic of the46.5
30Cote d'Ivoire46.3
31Mexico46.2
32Mozambique46.1
33Niger45.4
34Comoros44.8
35Equatorial Guinea44
36East Timor41.8
37Belize41
38Burkina Faso40.1
39Seychelles39.3
40Rwanda39.1
41Bolivia38.6
42Grenada38
43Papua New Guinea37
44Angola36.6
45Benin36.2
46Mali36.1
47Kenya36.1
48Greece36
49Guyana35
50Gabon34.3
51El Salvador32.7
52Kyrgyzstan32.1
53Armenia32
54Tajikistan31.5
55Fiji31
56Mauritania31
57Dominican Republic30.5
58Cameroon30
59Gaza Strip30
60Cape Verde30
61Italy29.9
62Mongolia29.6
63Nicaragua29.6
64Honduras29.6
65Ethiopia29.6
66Pakistan29.5
67Dominica29
68Virgin Islands28.9
69Namibia28.7
70Lebanon28.6
71Colombia28
72Egypt27.8
73Micronesia, Federated States of26.7
74Tuvalu26.3
75Argentina25.7
76Burma25.6
77Latvia25.5
78Nepal25.2
79Palau24.9
80Bangladesh24.3
81Ghana24.2
82Bulgaria23.4
83Anguilla23
84Algeria23
85Guam23
86Djibouti23
87Panama23
88Iraq23
89Tanzania22.8
90Peru22.7
91Tonga22.5
92Romania22.4
93Paraguay22.2
94Lithuania22.2
95Israel22
96Laos22
97India21.9
98Turkey21.9
99Costa Rica21.7
100Philippines21.6
101Macedonia21.5
102Ecuador21.5
103Uganda21.4
104Estonia21.1
105Spain21.1
106Trinidad and Tobago20
107Hong Kong19.9
108French Polynesia19.7
109Venezuela19.7
110United Arab Emirates19.5
111Croatia19.5
112Botswana19.3
113Portugal19
114Iran18.7
115West Bank18
116Kosovo17.6
117Poland17.6
118Jamaica17.1
119New Caledonia17
120Bosnia and Herzegovina16.9
121Germany16.7
122South Africa16.6
123Cambodia16.5
124Malta16.3
125Greenland16.2
126Japan16.1
127Tunisia15.5
128United States15.1
129Belgium15.1
130Maldives15
131Morocco15
132Sweden15
133United Kingdom15
134Hungary14.9
135Chile14.4
136Korea, South14.4
137Albania14.3
138France14.2
139Jordan14.2
140Uzbekistan14
141Slovenia13.9
142Denmark13.4
143Russia13.3
144Slovakia12.3
145Bhutan12
146Bermuda11
147Indonesia10.9
148Faroe Islands10
149Czech Republic9.7
150Uruguay9.7
151Moldova9.6
152Canada9.4
153Bahamas, The9.3
154Georgia9.2
155Serbia8.9
156Netherlands8.8
157Montenegro8.6
158Ireland8.2
159Mauritius8
160Vietnam8
161Thailand7.2
162Sri Lanka6.7
163Switzerland6.6
164Belarus5.7
165Azerbaijan4.9
166Brazil4.2
167Malaysia3.8
168Ukraine3.8
169China3.3
170Austria3
171Kazakhstan2.6
172Taiwan1.5
173Turkmenistan0.2

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, 2019

See also: Population below poverty line map

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