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Percentage of Population Living in Poverty

Percentage of Population Living in Poverty
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CountryPopulation below poverty line (%)YearNote
Afghanistan36FY08/09
Albania252004 est.
Algeria232006 est.
American Samoa
Andorra82008
Angola40.52006 est.
Anguilla232002
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina30January-June 2010
Armenia26.52006 est.
Aruba
Australia
Austria62008
Azerbaijan112009 est.
Bahamas, The9.32004
Bahrain
Bangladesh36.32008 est.
Barbados
Belarus27.12003 est.
Belgium15.22007 est.
Belize33.52002 est.
Benin37.42007 est.
Bermuda192000
Bhutan23.22008
Bolivia30.32009 est.of population living on less than $2/day
Bosnia and Herzegovina252004 est.
Botswana30.32003
Brazil262008
British Virgin Islands
Brunei
Bulgaria142008
Burkina Faso46.42004
Burma32.72007 est.
Burundi682002 est.
Cambodia312007 est.
Cameroon482000 est.
Canada10.8this 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 2005
Cape Verde302000
Cayman Islands
Central African Republic
Chad802001 est.
Chile18.22005
China2.821.5 million rural population live below the official "absolute poverty" line approximately $90 per year; an additional 35.5 million rural population live above that level but below the official "low income" line approximately $125 per year 2007
Colombia46.82008
Comoros602002 est.
Congo, Democratic Republic of the2006 est.
Congo, Republic of the
Cook Islands
Costa Rica162006 est.
Cote d'Ivoire422006 est.
Croatia172008
Cuba
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark12.12007
Djibouti422007 est.
Dominica302002 est.
Dominican Republic42.22004
Ecuador35.12008
Egypt202005 est.
El Salvador30.72006 est.
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea502004 est.
Estonia19.52007
Ethiopia38.7FY05/06 est.
European Unionsee individual country entries of member states
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
Faroe Islands
Fiji25.5FY90/91
Finland
France6.22004
French Polynesia
Gabon
Gambia, The
Gaza Strip702009 est.
Georgia312006
Germany112001 est.
Ghana28.52007 est.
Gibraltar
Greece202009 est.
Greenland9.22007 est.
Grenada322000
Guam232001 est.
Guatemala56.22004 est.
Guernsey
Guinea472006 est.
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti802003 est.
Holy See (Vatican City)
Honduras652010
Hong Kong
Hungary122010 est.
Iceland
India252007 est.
Indonesia13.32010
Iran182007 est.
Iraq252008 est.
Ireland4.22008 est.
Isle of Man
Israel23.6
Italy
Jamaica14.82003 est.
Japan
Jersey
Jordan14.22002
Kazakhstan12.12008
Kenya502000 est.
Kiribati
Korea, North
Korea, South152006 est.
Kosovo352007 est.
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan402004 est.
Laos262009 est.
Latvia
Lebanon281999 est.
Lesotho491999
Liberia802000 est.
LibyaAbout one-third of Libyans live at or below the national poverty line
Liechtenstein
Lithuania42003
Luxembourg
Macau
Macedonia28.72008
Madagascar502004 est.
Malawi532004
Malaysia5.12002 est.
Maldives162008
Mali36.12005 est.
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritania402004 est.
Mauritius82006 est.
Mayotte
Mexico18.22008using food-based definition of poverty; asset based poverty amounted to more than 47
Micronesia, Federated States of26.72000
Moldova29.52005
Monaco
Mongolia36.12004
Montenegro72007 est.
Montserrat
Morocco152007 est.
Mozambique702001 est.
Namibia55.82005 est.the UNDP's 2005 Human Development Report indicated that 34.9% of the population live on $1 per day and 55.8% live on $2 per day (2005 est.)
Nauru
Nepal24.72008
Netherlands10.52005
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Nicaragua482005
Niger631993 est.
Nigeria702007 est.
Niue
Northern Mariana Islands
Norway
Oman
Pakistan24FY05/06 est.
Palau
Panama28.62006 est.
Papua New Guinea372002 est.
Paraguay19.42008 est.
Peru34.82009
Philippines32.92006 est.
Poland172003 est.
Portugal182006
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Romania252005 est.
Russia13.12009
Rwanda602001 est.
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe542004 est.
Saudi Arabia
Senegal542001 est.
Serbia7.92008 est.
Seychelles
Sierra Leone70.22004
Singapore
Slovakia212002
Slovenia12.32008
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa502000 est.
Spain19.82005
Sri Lanka232008 est.
Sudan402004 est.
Suriname702002 est.
Swaziland692006
Sweden
Switzerland7.42009
Syria11.92006 est.
Taiwan1.12008 est.
Tajikistan602009 est.
Tanzania362002 est.
Thailand9.62006 est.
Timor-Leste422003 est.
Togo321989 est.
Tokelau
Tonga24FY03/04
Trinidad and Tobago172007 est.
Tunisia3.82005 est.
Turkey17.112008
Turkmenistan302004 est.
Turks and Caicos Islands
Tuvalu
Uganda352001 est.
Ukraine352009
United Arab Emirates19.52003
United Kingdom142006 est.
United States122004 est.
Uruguay27.4of households 2006
Uzbekistan262008 est.
Vanuatu
Venezuela37.9yearend 2005 est.
Vietnam12.32009 est.
Virgin Islands28.92002
Wallis and Futuna
West Bank462007 est.
Western Sahara
Yemen45.22003
Zambia861993
Zimbabwe682004
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