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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. For example, rich nations generally employ more generous standards of poverty than poor 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 the West Bank and the 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.) NA

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) NA

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 the West Bank and the 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