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FIELD LISTING :: POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE Print
CountryPOPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE(%)
Afghanistan 36% (FY08/09 est.)
Albania 14.3% (2012 est.)
Algeria 23% (2006 est.)
American Samoa NA%
Andorra NA%
Angola 40.5% (2006 est.)
Anguilla 23% (2002 est.)
Antigua and Barbuda NA%
Argentina 30%
note: data are based on private estimates (2010 est.)
Armenia 32% (2013 est.)
Aruba NA%
Australia NA%
Austria 4% (2014 est.)
Azerbaijan 6% (2012 est.)
Bahamas, The 9.3% (2010 est.)
Bahrain NA%
Bangladesh 31.5% (2010 est.)
Barbados NA%
Belarus 6.3% (2012 est.)
Belgium 15.1% (2013 est.)
Belize 41% (2013 est.)
Benin 37.4% (2007 est.)
Bermuda 11% (2008 est.)
Bhutan 12% (2012 est.)
Bolivia 45%
note: based on percent of population living on less than the international standard of $2/day (2011 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 17.2% (2011 est.)
Botswana 30.3% (2003 est.)
Brazil 21.4%
note: approximately 4% of the population are below the "extreme" poverty line (2009 est.)
British Virgin Islands NA%
Brunei NA%
Bulgaria 21.8% (2014 est.)
Burkina Faso 46.7% (2009 est.)
Burma 32.7% (2007 est.)
Burundi 68% (2002 est.)
Cabo Verde 30% (2000 est.)
Cambodia 17.7% (2012 est.)
Cameroon 48% (2000 est.)
Canada 9.4%
note: this figure is the Low Income Cut-Off, a calculation that results in higher figures than found in many comparable economies; Canada does not have an official poverty line (2008 est.)
Cayman Islands NA%
Central African Republic NA%
Chad 46.7% (2011 est.)
Chile 14.4% (2013)
China 6.1%
note: in 2011, China set a new poverty line at RMB 2300 (approximately US $400)
(2013 est.)
Colombia 27.8% (2015 est.)
Comoros 44.8% (2004 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 63% (2012 est.)
Congo, Republic of the 46.5% (2011 est.)
Cook Islands NA%
Costa Rica 24.8% (2011 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire 42% (2006 est.)
Croatia 19.5% (2014 est.)
Cuba NA%
Cyprus NA%
Czechia 8.6% (2012 est.)
Denmark 13.4% (2011 est.)
Djibouti 23%
note: percent of population below $1.25 per day at purchasing power parity (2015 est.)
Dominica 29% (2009 est.)
Dominican Republic 41.1% (2013 est.)
Ecuador 25.6% (December 2013 est.)
Egypt 25.2% (2011 est.)
El Salvador 36.5% (2010 est.)
Equatorial Guinea NA%
Eritrea 50% (2004 est.)
Estonia 21.6% (2014 est.)
Ethiopia 29.6% (2014 est.)
European Union 9.8% note - see individual country entries of member states
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) NA%
Faroe Islands NA%
Fiji 31% (2009 est.)
Finland NA%
France 8.1% (2012 est.)
French Polynesia 19.7% (2009 est.)
Gabon NA%
Gambia, The 48.4% (2010 est.)
Gaza Strip 30%
note: data exclude West Bank (2011 est.)
Georgia 9.2% (2010 est.)
Germany 15.5% (2010 est.)
Ghana 24.2% (2013 est.)
Gibraltar NA%
Greece 36% (2014 est.)
Greenland 9.2% (2007 est.)
Grenada 38% (2008 est.)
Guam 23% (2001 est.)
Guatemala 59.3% (2014 est.)
Guernsey NA%
Guinea-Bissau 67% (2015 est.)
Guinea 47% (2006 est.)
Guyana 35% (2006 est.)
Haiti 58.5% (2012 est.)
Holy See (Vatican City) NA%
Honduras 60% (2010 est.)
Hong Kong 19.6% (2012 est.)
Hungary 14.9% (2015 est.)
Iceland NA%
note: 332,100 families (2011 est.)
India 29.8% (2010 est.)
Indonesia 11.3% (2014 est.)
Iran 18.7% (2007 est.)
Iraq 25% (2008 est.)
Ireland 5.5% (2009 est.)
Isle of Man NA%
Israel 22%
note: Israel's poverty line is $7.30 per person per day (2014 est.)
Italy 29.9% (2012 est.)
Jamaica 16.5% (2009 est.)
Japan 16.1% (2013 est.)
Jersey NA%
Jordan 14.2% (2002 est.)
Kazakhstan 5.3% (2011 est.)
Kenya 43.4% (2012 est.)
Kiribati NA%
Korea, North NA%
Korea, South 14.6% (2013 est.)
Kosovo 30% (2013 est.)
Kuwait NA%
Kyrgyzstan 33.7% (2011 est.)
Laos 22% (2013 est.)
Latvia NA%
Lebanon 28.6% (2004 est.)
Lesotho 57.1% (2010 est.)
Liberia 63.8% (2007 est.)
Libya NA%
note: about one-third of Libyans live at or below the national poverty line
Liechtenstein NA%
Lithuania 4% (2008 est.)
Luxembourg NA%
Macau NA%
Macedonia 30.4% (2011 est.)
Madagascar 75.3% (2010 est.)
Malawi 52.4% (2004 est.)
Malaysia 3.8% (2009 est.)
Maldives 16% (2008 est.)
Mali 36.1% (2005 est.)
Malta 15.9% (2014 est.)
Marshall Islands NA%
Mauritania 40% (2004 est.)
Mauritius 8% (2006 est.)
Mexico 52.3%
note: based on food-based definition of poverty; asset-based poverty amounted to more than 47% (2012 est.)
Micronesia, Federated States of 26.7% (2000 est.)
Moldova 20.8% (2013 est.)
Monaco NA%
Mongolia 21.6% (2014 est.)
Montenegro 8.6% (2013 est.)
Montserrat NA%
Morocco 15% (2007 est.)
Mozambique 52% (2009 est.)
Namibia 28.7% (2010 est.)
Nauru NA%
Nepal 25.2% (2011 est.)
Netherlands 9.1% (2013 est.)
New Caledonia NA%
New Zealand NA%
Nicaragua 29.6% (2015 est.)
Nigeria 70% (2010 est.)
Niger 63% (1993 est.)
Niue NA%
Northern Mariana Islands NA%
Norway NA%
Oman NA%
Pakistan 22.3% (FY2005 est.)
Palau NA%
Panama 26% (2012 est.)
Papua New Guinea 37% (2002 est.)
Paraguay 34.7% (2010 est.)
Peru 25.8% (2012 est.)
Philippines 25.2% (2012 est.)
Poland 17.3% (2012 est.)
Portugal 18.7% (2012 est.)
Puerto Rico NA%
Qatar NA%
Romania 22.4% (2012 est.)
Russia 11.2% (2014 est.)
Rwanda 39.1% (2015 est.)
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha NA%
Saint Kitts and Nevis NA%
Saint Lucia NA%
Saint Pierre and Miquelon NA%
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines NA%
Samoa NA%
San Marino NA%
Sao Tome and Principe 66.2% (2009 est.)
Saudi Arabia NA%
Senegal 46.7% (2011 est.)
Serbia 9.2% (2013 est.)
Seychelles NA%
Sierra Leone 70.2% (2004 est.)
Singapore NA%
Slovakia 12.6% (2014 est.)
Slovenia 13.5% (2012 est.)
Solomon Islands NA%
Somalia NA%
South Africa 35.9% (2012 est.)
South Sudan 50.6% (2009 est.)
Spain 21.1% (2012 est.)
Sri Lanka 8.9% (2010 est.)
Sudan 46.5% (2009 est.)
Suriname 70% (2002 est.)
Swaziland 69% (2006 est.)
Sweden 14% (2011 est.)
Switzerland 7.6% (2011 est.)
Syria 82.5% (2014 est.)
Taiwan 1.5% (2012 est.)
Tajikistan 35.6% (2013 est.)
Tanzania 67.9% (2011 est.)
Thailand 12.6% (2012 est.)
Timor-Leste 37% (2011 est.)
Togo 32% (1989 est.)
Tokelau NA%
Tonga 24% (FY03/04 est.)
Trinidad and Tobago 17% (2007 est.)
Tunisia 15.5% (2010 est.)
Turkey 16.9% (2010 est.)
Turkmenistan 0.2% (2012 est.)
Turks and Caicos Islands NA%
Tuvalu 26.3% (2010 est.)
Uganda 19.7% (2013 est.)
Ukraine 24.1% (2010 est.)
United Arab Emirates 19.5% (2003 est.)
United Kingdom 15% (2013 est.)
United States 15.1% (2010 est.)
Uruguay 18.6% (2010 est.)
Uzbekistan 17% (2011 est.)
Vanuatu NA%
Venezuela 32.1% (2013 est.)
Vietnam 11.3% (2012 est.)
Virgin Islands 28.9% (2002 est.)
Wallis and Futuna NA%
West Bank 18% (2011 est.)
Western Sahara NA%
Yemen 54% (2014 est.)
Zambia 60.5% (2010 est.)
Zimbabwe 72.3% (2012 est.)