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Encyclopedia > List of countries by percentage of population living in poverty
Map of world poverty by country, showing percentage of population below national poverty line. Note that this lines varies between nations, making comparisons difficult. Also note that some stats may have changed since this map was uploaded.

There are two lists of countries of the world sorted by poverty. Poverty is an economic condition of lacking both money and basic necessities needed to successfully live, such as food, water, education, healthcare, and shelter. There are many working definitions of "poverty," with considerable debate on how to best define the term. Income security, economic stability and the predictability of one's continued means to meet basic needs all serve as absolute indicators of poverty. Poverty may therefore also be defined as the economic condition of lacking predictable and stable means of meeting basic life needs. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1265x629, 32 KB) Summary List of countries by percentage of population living in poverty. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1265x629, 32 KB) Summary List of countries by percentage of population living in poverty. ... A boy from an East Cipinang trash dump slum in Jakarta, Indonesia shows what he found. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... A boy from an East Cipinang trash dump slum in Jakarta, Indonesia shows what he found. ... For other uses, see Money (disambiguation). ... Impact from a water drop causes an upward rebound jet surrounded by circular capillary waves. ... Health care or healthcare is one of the worlds largest and fastest growing professions. ... -1... Prediction of future events is an ancient human wish. ...

Map of world poverty by country, showing percentage of population living on less than 1 dollar per day. Data is missing from several nations.
Map of world poverty by country, showing percentage of population living on less than 1 dollar per day. Data is missing from several nations.
  • The first table lists countries sorted by the percentage of the poorest population living under 2 and 1 dollar a day. The sourced data refers to the most recent year available during the period 1990-2004.
  • The second table lists countries sorted by the percentage of the population living below the national poverty line—the poverty line deemed appropriate for a country by its authorities. National estimates are based on population-weighted subgroup estimates from household surveys. Definitions of the poverty line may vary considerably among nations. For example, rich nations generally employ more generous standards of poverty than poor nations. Thus, the numbers are not strictly comparable among countries.

Only countries for which sourced data is available are listed.
Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1350x625, 59 KB) Summary Summary Map of world poverty by country, showing percentage of population living on less than 1 doller per day. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1350x625, 59 KB) Summary Summary Map of world poverty by country, showing percentage of population living on less than 1 doller per day. ... A boy from an East Cipinang trash dump slum in Jakarta, Indonesia shows what he found. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...

Population living under 2 and 1 dollar a day (PPP) Population living below national poverty line
Country Population (%) < $2[1] Population (%) < $1[2]
Zambia 94.1 75.8
Nigeria 92.4 70.8
Mali 90.6 72.3
Tanzania 89.9 57.8
Burundi 87.6 54.6
Niger 85.8 60.6
Madagascar 85.1 61
Central African Republic 84 66.6
Rwanda 83.7 51.7
Zimbabwe 83 56.1
Gambia 82.9 59.3
Bangladesh 82.8 36
Nicaragua 79.9 45.1
India 79.9 34.7
Ghana 78.5 44.8
Mozambique 78.4 37.8
Haiti 78 53.9
Ethiopia 77.8 23
Cambodia 77.7 34.1
Malawi 76.1 41.7
Mongolia 74.9 27
Sierra Leone 74.5 N/A
Laos 74.1 27
Benin 73.7 30.9
Pakistan 73.6 17
Burkina Faso 71.8 27.2
Nepal 68.5 24.1
Moldova 63.7 22
Mauritania 63.1 25.9
Senegal 63 22.3
Kenya 58.3 22.8
Lesotho 56.1 36.4
Namibia 55.8 34.9
Indonesia 52.4 7.5
Cameroon 50.6 17.1
Botswana 50.1 23.5
Côte d'Ivoire 48.8 14.8
Philippines 47.5 15.5
People's Republic of China 46.7 16.6
Yemen 45.2 15.7
Honduras 44 20.7
Egypt 43.9 3.1
Tajikistan 42.8 7.4
Bolivia 42.2 23.2
Sri Lanka 41.6 5.6
El Salvador 40.6 19
Trinidad and Tobago 39 12.4
Ecuador 37.2 15.8
South Africa 34.1 10.7
Paraguay 33.2 16.4
Guatemala 31.9 13.5
Peru 31.8 12.5
Armenia 31.1 2
Venezuela 27.6 8.3
Georgia 25.3 6.5
Thailand 25.2 2
Argentina 23 7
Kyrgyzstan 21.4 2
Brazil 21.2 7.5
Mexico 20.4 4.4
Turkey 18.7 3.4
Colombia 17.8 7
Panama 17.1 6.5
Kazakhstan 16 2
Algeria 15.1 2
Morocco 14.3 2
Jamaica 13.3 2
Romania 12.9 2
Russia 12.1 2
Albania 11.8 2
Dominican Republic 11 2.5
Chile 9.6 2
Malaysia 9.3 2
Lithuania 7.8 2
Costa Rica 7.5 2.2
Estonia 7.5 2
Iran 7.3 2
Jordan 7 2
Tunisia 6.6 2
Bulgaria 6.1 2
Uruguay 5.7 2
Ukraine 4.9 2
Latvia 4.7 2
Slovakia 2.9 2
Azerbaijan N/A 2
Belarus N/A 2
Croatia N/A 2
Czech Republic N/A 2
Guyana N/A 2
Hungary N/A 2
South Korea N/A 2
Macedonia N/A 2
Poland N/A 2
Portugal N/A 2
Slovenia N/A 2
Country Population (%)
Liberia 80 (2000)[3]
Honduras 74.8 (2003)[4]
Zambia 72.9[5], 86 (1993)[3]
Madagascar 71.3[5], 50 (2004 est.)[3]
Sierra Leone 70.2[5], 68 (1989 est.)[3]
Angola 70 (2003 est.)[3]
Suriname 70 (2002 est.)[3]
Mozambique 69.4[5], 70 (2001 est.)[3]
Nicaragua 69.3 (2001)[4]
Swaziland 69 (2006)[3]
Malawi 65.3[5], 53 (2004)[3]
Haiti 65[5], 80 (2003 est.)[3]
Tajikistan 64 (2004 est.)[3]
Chad 64[5], 80 (2001 est.)[3]
Bolivia 63.9 (2003)[4]
Mali 63.8[5], 64 (2001 est.)[3]
Gaza Strip 63.1 (2005 est.)[3]
Niger 63 (1993 est.)[3]
Paraguay 60.5 (2005)[4]
Rwanda 60.3[5], 60 (2001 est.)[3]
Guatemala 60.2 (2002)[4]
Comoros 60 (2002 est.)[3]
Turkmenistan 58 (2003 est.)[3]
The Gambia 57.6[5]
Georgia 54.5[5], 54 (2001 est.)[3]
São Tomé and Príncipe 54 (2004 est.)[3]
Afghanistan 53 (2003)[3]
Eritrea 53[5], 50 (2004 est.)[3]
Kenya 52[5], 50 (2000 est.)[3]
Peru 51.1 (2004)[4]
Armenia 50.9[5], 34.6 (2004 est.)[3]
South Africa 50 (2000 est.)[3]
Djibouti 50 (2001 est.)[3]
Bangladesh 49.8[5], 45 (2004 est.)[3]
Lesotho 49 (1999)[3]
Azerbaijan 49 (2002 est.)[3]
Moldova 48.5[5], 29.5 (2005)[3]
Ecuador 48.3 (2005)[4]
Kyrgyzstan 47.6[5], 40 (2004 est.)[3]
Dominican Republic 47.5 (2005)[4]
El Salvador 47.5 (2004)[4]
Burkina Faso 46.4[5], 45 (2003 est.)[3]
Mauritania 46.3[5], 40 (2004 est.)[3]
West Bank 45.7 (2005)[3]
Ethiopia 44.2[5], 38.7 (Fiscal year 2005/06 est.)[3]
East Timor 42 (2003 est.)[3]
Belarus 41.9[5], 27.1 (2003 est.)[3]
Yemen 41.8[5], 45.2 (2003)[3]
Cameroon 40.2[5], 48 (2000 est.)[3]
Sudan 40 (2004 est.)[3]
Iran 40 (2002 est.)[3]
Guinea 40[5], 47 (2006 est.)[3]
Ghana 39.5[5], 31.4 (1992 est.)[3]
Laos 38.6[5], 30.7 (2005 est.)[3]
Uganda 37.7[5], 35 (2001 est.)[3]
Papua New Guinea 37.5[5], 37 (2002 est.)[3]
Venezuela 37.1 (2005)[4]
Côte d'Ivoire 37 (1995)[3]
Philippines 36.8[5], 40 (2001 est.)[3]
Burundi 36.4[5], 68 (2002 est.)[3]
Brazil 36.3 (2005)[4]
Cambodia 35.9[5], 40 (2004 est.)[3]
Tanzania 35.7[5], 36 (2002 est.)[3]
Mongolia 35.6[5], 36.1 (2004)[3]
Zimbabwe 34.9[5], 80 (2004 est.)[3]
Kazakhstan 34.6[5], 19 (2004 est.)[3]
Nigeria 34.1[5], 60 (2000 est.)[3]
Belize 33.5 (2002 est.)[3]
Senegal 33.4[5], 54 (2001 est.)[3]
Pakistan 32.6[5], 24 (Fiscal year 2005/06 est.)[3]
Togo 32.3[5], 32 (1989 est.)[3]
Grenada 32 (2000)[3]
Bhutan 31.7 (2003)[3]
Nepal 30.9[5], 31 (Fiscal year 2003/04)[3]
Russia 30.9[5], 17.8 (2004 est.)[3]
Botswana 30.3 (2003)[3]
Cape Verde 30 (2000)[3]
Dominica 30 (2002 est.)[3]
Macedonia 30 (2005)[3]
Serbia 30 (1999 est.)[3][6]
Benin 29[5], 33 (2001 est.)[3]
Vietnam 28.9[5], 19.5 (2004 est.)[3]
India 28.6[5], 25 (2002 est.)[3]
Lebanon 28 (1999 est.)[3]
Uzbekistan 27.5[5], 33 (2004 est.)[3]
Uruguay 27.37% of households (2006)[3]
Indonesia 27.1[5], 17.8 (2006)[3]
Argentina 26.9 (July-December 2006)[3]
Federated States of Micronesia 26.7 (2000)[3]
Fiji 25.5 (Fiscal year 1990/91)[3]
Albania 25.4[5], 25 (2004 est.)[3]
Burma 25 (2000 est.)[3]
Sri Lanka 25[5], 22 (2002 est.)[3]
Tonga 24 (Fiscal year 2003/04)[3]
Poland 23.8[5], 17 (2003 est.)[3]
Anguilla 23 (2002)[3]
Guam 23 (2001 est.)[3]
Algeria 22.6[5], 25 (2005 est.)[3]
Israel 21.6 (2005)[3]
Romania 21.5[5], 25 (2005 est.)[3]
Maldives 21 (2004)[3]
Slovakia 21 (2002)[3]
Trinidad and Tobago 21 (1992 est.)[3]
Turkey 20.5 (2005)[7]
Spain 19.8 (2005)[3]
Ukraine 19.5[5], 29 (2003 est.)[3]
Bosnia and Herzegovina 19.5[5], 25 (2004 est.)[3]
Bermuda 19 (2000)[3]
Morocco 19 (2005 est.)[3]
Panama 33 (2005)[8]
Jamaica 18.7[5], 14.8 (2003 est.)[3]
Mexico 18.5 (2005)[9]
Costa Rica 18 (2005)[10]
Hungary 17.3[5], 8.6 (1993 est.)[3]
United Kingdom 17 (2002 est.)[3]
Egypt 16.7[5], 20 (2005 est.)[3]
Canada 15.9 (2003)[3][11]
Malaysia 15.5[5], 5.1 (2002 est.)[3]
Colombia 14.8 (2005)[4]
Chile 13.7 (2006)[12]
Thailand 13.1[5], 10 (2004 est.)[3]
Slovenia 12.9 (2004)[3]
Bulgaria 12.8[5], 14.1 (2003 est.)[3]
United States 12.6 (2005)[13]
Montenegro 12.2 (2003)[3]
Syria 11.9 (2006 est.)[3]
Jordan 11.7[5], 30 (2001 est.)[3]
Croatia 11 (2003)[3]
Germany 11 (2001 est.)[3]
The Netherlands 10.5 (1999)[3]
Mauritius 10 (2001 est.)[3]
The Bahamas 9.3 (2004)[3]
Estonia 8.9[5], 5 (2003)[3]
Tunisia 7.6[5], 7.4 (2005 est.)[3]
Libya 7.4 (2005 est.)[3]
Ireland 6.8 (2004 est.)[14]
France 6.2 (2004)[3]
Austria 5.9 (2004)[3]
People's Republic of China 4.6[5], 10 (2004 est.)[3]
Belgium 4 (1989 est.)[3]
Lithuania 4 (2003)[3]
South Korea 2 (2005 est.)
Republic of China (Taiwan) 0.9 (2006 est.)[3]

PPP The purchasing power parity (PPP) theory was developed by Gustav Cassel in 1920. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ... Not to be confused with Republika Srpska. ... This article is about the country in Europe. ... Motto: Je Maintiendrai (Dutch: Ik zal handhaven, English: I Shall Uphold) Anthem: Wilhelmus van Nassouwe Capital Amsterdam1 Largest city Amsterdam Official language(s) Dutch2 Government Parliamentary democracy Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Beatrix  - Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende Independence Eighty Years War   - Declared July 26, 1581   - Recognised January 30, 1648 (by Spain... For the Chinese civilization, see China. ...

See also

Differences in national income equality around the world as measured by the national Gini coefficient. ... Income disparity is an inequality in pay or salary for equal labor. ... Per capita income ratio (PPP) around the world in the year 2000. ... The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate standard of living. ...

References

  1. ^ World Bank 2006. World Development Indicators 2006. CD-ROM. Washington, D.C., accessed June 9, 2007.
  2. ^ World Bank 2006. World Development Indicators 2006. CD-ROM. Washington, D.C., accessed June 9, 2007.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb cc cd ce cf cg ch ci cj ck cl cm cn co cp cq cr cs ct cu cv cw cx cy cz da db dc dd de df dg dh di dj dk dl dm dn do dp dq dr CIA World Factbook [1], accessed June 9, 2007.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Anuario estadístico de América Latina y el Caribe, 2006," Economy of Colombia
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk World Bank 2006. World Development Indicators 2006. CD-ROM. Washington, D.C., accessed June 9, 2007.
  6. ^ Data covers the former Serbia and Montenegro
  7. ^ Complete poverty (food+nonfood) Turkish Statistical Institute
  8. ^ Cite error 8; No text given.
  9. ^ Cite error 8; No text given.
  10. ^ Cite error 8; No text given.
  11. ^ This figure is the Low Income Cut-Off (LICO). a calculation that results in higher figures than found in many comparable economies; Canada does not have an official poverty line.
  12. ^ "Encuesta Casen 2006." Ministry of Planning. June 8, 2007.
  13. ^ U.S. Census Bureau
  14. ^ [2]

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External link

  • Global Distribution of Poverty Global poverty datasets and map collection

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