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, 2018

See also: Population below poverty line bar chart

 

CountryPopulation below poverty line (%)Year
Zimbabwe722012
Madagascar712012
Sierra Leone702004
Nigeria702010
Guinea-Bissau672015
Sao Tome and Principe662009
Burundi652014
Congo, Democratic Republic of the632012
Swaziland632010
Zambia612010
Lesotho572016
Togo552015
Liberia542014
Malawi512010
Eritrea502004
Gambia, The482010
Guinea472006
Senegal472011
Chad472011
Congo, Republic of the472011
Sudan472009
Cote d'Ivoire462015
Mozambique462015
Niger452014
Comoros452004
Equatorial Guinea442011
Kenya432012
Angola412006
Burkina Faso402009
Seychelles392013
Rwanda392015
Benin362011
Mali362005
Gabon342015
Mauritania312014
Botswana302003
Cameroon302001
Cape Verde302000
Ethiopia302014
Namibia292010
Egypt252011
Ghana242013
Djibouti232018
Algeria232006
Tanzania232015
Uganda202013
South Africa172016
Tunisia162010
Morocco152007
Mauritius82006