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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. 

Afghanistan

54.5% (2016 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Albania

22% (2020 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Algeria

5.5% (2011 est.)

Angola

32.3% (2018 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Anguilla

23% (2002 est.)

Argentina

39.2% (2022 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Armenia

26.5% (2021 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Austria

14.8% (2021 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Azerbaijan

4.9% (2015 est.)

Bahamas, The

9.3% (2010 est.)

Bangladesh

18.7% (2022 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Belarus

4.8% (2020 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Belgium

13.2% (2021 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Belize

41% (2013 est.)

Benin

38.5% (2018 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Bermuda

11% (2008 est.)

Bhutan

12.4% (2022 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Bolivia

36.4% (2021 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Bosnia and Herzegovina

16.9% (2015 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Botswana

16.1% (2015 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Brazil

4.2% (2016 est.)

note: approximately 4% of the population are below the "extreme" poverty line

Bulgaria

22.9% (2021 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Burkina Faso

41.4% (2018 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Burma

24.8% (2017 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Burundi

64.9% (2013 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Cabo Verde

35.2% (2015 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Cambodia

16.5% (2016 est.)

Cameroon

37.5% (2014 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Canada

9.4% (2008 est.)

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

Central African Republic

68.8% (2021 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Chad

42.3% (2018 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Chile

10.8% (2020 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

China

0% (2020 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Colombia

39.3% (2021 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Comoros

42.4% (2013 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Congo, Republic of the

40.9% (2011 est.)

Costa Rica

25.5% (2022 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Cote d'Ivoire

39.5% (2018 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Croatia

18% (2021 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Cyprus

13.9% (2021 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Czechia

10.2% (2021 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Denmark

12.4% (2021 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Djibouti

21.1% (2017 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Dominica

29% (2009 est.)

Dominican Republic

23.9% (2021 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Ecuador

25.2% (2022 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Egypt

29.7% (2019 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

El Salvador

26.6% (2022 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Equatorial Guinea

44% (2011 est.)

Eritrea

50% (2004 est.)

Estonia

22.8% (2021 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Eswatini

58.9% (2016 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Ethiopia

23.5% (2015 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

European Union

9.8% (2013 est.)

note: see individual country entries of member states

Faroe Islands

10% (2015 est.)

Fiji

24.1% (2019 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Finland

12.7% (2021 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

France

15.6% (2021 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

French Polynesia

19.7% (2009 est.)

Gabon

33.4% (2017 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Gambia, The

53.4% (2020 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Gaza Strip

29.2% (2016 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line; entry includes West Bank and Gaza Strip

Georgia

15.6% (2022 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Germany

14.7% (2021 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Ghana

23.4% (2016 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Greece

18.8% (2021 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Greenland

16.2% (2015 est.)

Grenada

38% (2008 est.)

Guam

23% (2001 est.)

Guatemala

59.3% (2014 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Guinea

43.7% (2018 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Guinea-Bissau

47.7% (2018 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Guyana

35% (2006 est.)

Haiti

58.5% (2012 est.)

Honduras

48% (2019 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Hong Kong

19.9% (2016 est.)

Hungary

12.1% (2021 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Iceland

8.8% (2017 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

India

21.9% (2011 est.)

Indonesia

9.5% (2022 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Iran

18.7% (2007 est.)

Iraq

23% (2014 est.)

Ireland

14% (2021 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Israel

22% (2014 est.)

note: Israel's poverty line is $7.30 per person per day

Italy

20.1% (2021 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Jamaica

17.1% (2016 est.)

Japan

16.1% (2013 est.)

Jordan

15.7% (2018 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Kazakhstan

5.2% (2022 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Kenya

36.1% (2015 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Kiribati

21.9% (2019 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Korea, South

14.4% (2016 est.)

Kosovo

17.6% (2015 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Kyrgyzstan

33.3% (2021 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Laos

18.3% (2018 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Latvia

22.5% (2021 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Lebanon

27.4% (2011 est.)

Lesotho

49.7% (2017 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Liberia

50.9% (2016 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Libya

note: about one third of Libyans live at or below the national poverty line

Lithuania

20.9% (2021 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Luxembourg

17.4% (2021 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Madagascar

70.7% (2012 est.)

Malawi

50.7% (2019 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Malaysia

6.2% (2021 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Maldives

5.4% (2019 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Mali

44.6% (2021 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Malta

16.7% (2021 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Marshall Islands

7.2% (2019 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Mauritania

31.8% (2019 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Mauritius

10.3% (2017 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Mexico

36.3% (2022 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Micronesia, Federated States of

41.2% (2013 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Moldova

31.1% (2022 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Mongolia

27.8% (2020 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Montenegro

21.2% (2020 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Morocco

4.8% (2013 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Mozambique

46.1% (2014 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Namibia

17.4% (2015 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Nepal

25.2% (2011 est.)

Netherlands

14.5% (2021 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

New Caledonia

17% (2008)

Nicaragua

24.9% (2016 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Niger

40.8% (2018 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Nigeria

40.1% (2018 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

North Macedonia

21.8% (2019 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Norway

12.7% (2019 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Pakistan

21.9% (2018 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Palau

24.9% (2006)

Panama

21.5% (2019 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Papua New Guinea

37% (2002 est.)

Paraguay

24.7% (2022 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Peru

27.5% (2022 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Philippines

18.1% (2021 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Poland

11.8% (2022 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Portugal

16.4% (2021 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Romania

21.2% (2021 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Russia

12.1% (2020 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Rwanda

38.2% (2016 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Saint Lucia

25% (2016 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Samoa

21.9% (2018 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Sao Tome and Principe

55.5% (2017 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Senegal

46.7% (2011 est.)

Serbia

21.2% (2020 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Seychelles

25.3% (2018 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Sierra Leone

56.8% (2018 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Slovakia

13.7% (2021 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Slovenia

12.1% (2021 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Solomon Islands

12.7% (2012 est.)

Somalia

54.4% (2022 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

South Africa

55.5% (2014 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

South Sudan

82.3% (2016 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Spain

20.4% (2021 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Sri Lanka

14.3% (2019 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Sudan

46.5% (2009 est.)

Suriname

70% (2002 est.)

Sweden

16% (2021 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Switzerland

14.7% (2020 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Syria

82.5% (2014 est.)

Taiwan

1.5% (2012 est.)

Tajikistan

22.5% (2022 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Tanzania

26.4% (2018 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Thailand

6.3% (2021 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Timor-Leste

41.8% (2014 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Togo

45.5% (2018 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Tonga

22.5% (2010 est.)

Trinidad and Tobago

20% (2014 est.)

Tunisia

16.6% (2021 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Turkey (Turkiye)

14.4% (2020 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Turkmenistan

0.2% (2012 est.)

Tuvalu

26.3% (2010 est.)

Uganda

20.3% (2019 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Ukraine

1.6% (2020 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

United Arab Emirates

19.5% (2003 est.)

United Kingdom

18.6% (2017 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

United States

15.1% (2010 est.)

Uruguay

9.9% (2022 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Uzbekistan

14.1% (2013 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Vanuatu

15.9% (2019 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Venezuela

33.1% (2015 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Vietnam

4.8% (2020 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Virgin Islands

28.9% (2002 est.)

West Bank

29.2% (2016 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line; entry includes West Bank and Gaza Strip

Yemen

48.6% (2014 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Zambia

54.4% (2015 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line

Zimbabwe

38.3% (2019 est.)

note: % of population with income below national poverty line