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, 2019

See also: Population below poverty line bar chart

 

CountryPopulation below poverty line (%)Year
Zimbabwe722019
Madagascar712019
Sierra Leone702019
Nigeria702019
Guinea-Bissau672019
Sao Tome and Principe662019
Burundi652019
Congo, Democratic Republic of the632019
Swaziland632019
Central African Republic622019
Lesotho572019
Togo552019
Zambia542019
Liberia542019
Malawi512019
Eritrea502019
Gambia, The482019
Guinea472019
Chad472019
Senegal472019
Sudan472019
Congo, Republic of the472019
Cote d'Ivoire462019
Mozambique462019
Niger452019
Comoros452019
Equatorial Guinea442019
Burkina Faso402019
Seychelles392019
Rwanda392019
Angola372019
Benin362019
Kenya362019
Mali362019
Gabon342019
Mauritania312019
Cape Verde302019
Cameroon302019
Ethiopia302019
Namibia292019
Egypt282019
Ghana242019
Djibouti232019
Algeria232019
Tanzania232019
Uganda212019
Botswana192019
South Africa172019
Tunisia162019
Morocco152019
Mauritius82019