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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
Syria832019
Zimbabwe722019
Madagascar712019
Sierra Leone702019
Nigeria702019
Suriname702019
Guinea-Bissau672019
Sao Tome and Principe662019
Burundi652019
Congo, Democratic Republic of the632019
Swaziland632019
Central African Republic622019
Guatemala592019
Haiti592019
Lesotho572019
Togo552019
Afghanistan552019
Zambia542019
Liberia542019
Yemen542019
Malawi512019
Eritrea502019
Gambia, The482019
Guinea472019
Chad472019
Senegal472019
Congo, Republic of the472019
Sudan472019
Cote d'Ivoire462019
Mexico462019
Mozambique462019
Niger452019
Comoros452019
Equatorial Guinea442019
East Timor422019
Belize412019
Burkina Faso402019
Seychelles392019
Rwanda392019
Bolivia392019
Grenada382019
Papua New Guinea372019
Angola372019
Benin362019
Mali362019
Kenya362019
Greece362019
Guyana352019
Gabon342019
El Salvador332019
Kyrgyzstan322019
Armenia322019
Tajikistan322019
Mauritania312019
Fiji312019
Dominican Republic312019
Cameroon302019
Cape Verde302019
Italy302019
Mongolia302019
Honduras302019
Ethiopia302019
Nicaragua302019
Pakistan302019
Dominica292019
Namibia292019
Lebanon292019
Colombia282019
Egypt282019
Tuvalu262019
Argentina262019
Burma262019
Latvia262019
Nepal252019
Palau252019
Bangladesh242019
Ghana242019
Bulgaria232019
Algeria232019
Djibouti232019
Iraq232019
Panama232019
Tanzania232019
Peru232019
Tonga232019
Romania222019
Lithuania222019
Paraguay222019
Laos222019
Israel222019
India222019
Turkey222019
Costa Rica222019
Philippines222019
Macedonia222019
Ecuador222019
Uganda212019
Estonia212019
Spain212019
Trinidad and Tobago202019