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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
Nigeria702010
Suriname702002
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
Congo, Republic of the472011
Sudan472009
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
Cameroon302001
Cape Verde302000
Italy302012
Honduras302014
Ethiopia302014
Nicaragua302015
Pakistan302013
Dominica292009
Namibia292010
Lebanon292004
Colombia282015
Tuvalu262010
Burma262016
Ecuador262013
Latvia262015
Egypt252011
Nepal252011
Ghana242013
Ukraine242010
Tonga242004
Djibouti232018
Algeria232006
Iraq232014
Panama232015
Tanzania232015
Peru232014
Romania222012
Lithuania222015
Paraguay222015
Laos222013
Israel222018
Bulgaria222015
India222011
Turkey222015
Costa Rica222014
Mongolia222014
Philippines222015
Macedonia222015
Estonia212015
Spain212012
Moldova212013
Trinidad and Tobago202014