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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, 2018

See also: Population below poverty line bar chart

 

CountryPopulation below poverty line (%)Year
Syria832014
Zimbabwe722012
Madagascar712012
Sierra Leone702004
Suriname702002
Nigeria702010
Guinea-Bissau672015
Sao Tome and Principe662009
Burundi652014
Congo, Democratic Republic of the632012
Swaziland632010
Zambia612010
Guatemala592014
Haiti592012
Lesotho572016
Togo552015
Liberia542014
Yemen542014
Malawi512010
Eritrea502004
Gambia, The482010
Guinea472006
Chad472011
Senegal472011
Sudan472009
Congo, Republic of the472011
Cote d'Ivoire462015
Mexico462018
Mozambique462015
Niger452014
Comoros452004
Equatorial Guinea442011
Kenya432012
East Timor422014
Belize412013
Angola412006
Burkina Faso402009
Seychelles392013
Rwanda392015
Bolivia392018
Grenada382008
Papua New Guinea372002
Benin362011
Mali362005
Greece362014
Afghanistan362011
Guyana352006
El Salvador352015
Gabon342015
Argentina322018
Kyrgyzstan322015
Armenia322013
Bangladesh322010
Tajikistan322016
Mauritania312014
Fiji312009
Dominican Republic312016
Botswana302003
Cape Verde302000
Cameroon302001
Italy302012
Honduras302014
Ethiopia302014
Nicaragua302015
Pakistan302013
Dominica292009
Namibia292010
Lebanon292004
Colombia282015
Tuvalu262010
Burma262016
Ecuador262013
Latvia262015
Nepal252011
Egypt252011
Ghana242013
Ukraine242010
Tonga242004
Panama232015
Iraq232014
Algeria232006
Djibouti232018
Tanzania232015
Peru232014
Romania222012
Paraguay222015
Lithuania222015
Laos222013
Bulgaria222015
Israel222018
India222011
Turkey222015
Costa Rica222014
Philippines222015
Mongolia222014
Macedonia222015
Estonia212015
Spain212012
Moldova212013
Trinidad and Tobago202014
Uganda202013
Venezuela202015
Hong Kong202012
Croatia202014
United Arab Emirates202003
Portugal192015
Iran192007
Cambodia182012
Poland182015
Bosnia and Herzegovina172011
New Caledonia172008
Germany172015
South Africa172016
Jamaica172009
Malta162015
Greenland162015
Japan162013
Tunisia162010
Belgium152013
United States152010
United Kingdom152013
Sweden152014
Morocco152007
Hungary152015
Chile142013
Albania142012
Slovenia142015
Jordan142002
France142013
Uzbekistan142016
Denmark132011
Bhutan132012
Russia132015
Korea, South132015
Slovakia122015
Vietnam112012
Indonesia112016
Czech Republic102015
Uruguay102015
Canada92018
Bahamas, The92010
Georgia92010
Serbia92014
Netherlands92015
Montenegro92013
Ireland82013
Mauritius82006
Thailand72015
Sri Lanka72012
Switzerland72014
Belarus62016
Azerbaijan52015
Austria42014
Malaysia42009
Brazil42018
China32018
Kazakhstan32015
Taiwan22012
Turkmenistan02012