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Country
Population below poverty line (%)
Afghanistan 53% (2003)
Albania 25% (2004 est.)
Algeria 25% (2005 est.)
American Samoa NA%
Andorra NA%
Angola 70% (2003 est.)
Anguilla 23% (2002)
Antigua and Barbuda NA%
Argentina 38.5% (June 2005)
Armenia 43% (2003 est.)
Aruba NA%
Australia NA%
Austria 5.9% (2004)
Azerbaijan 49% (2002 est.)
Bahamas, The 9.3% (2004)
Bahrain NA%
Bangladesh 45% (2004 est.)
Barbados NA%
Belarus 27.1% (2003 est.)
Belgium 4% (1989 est.)
Belize 33% (1999 est.)
Benin 33% (2001 est.)
Bermuda 19% (2000)
Bhutan NA%
Bolivia 64% (2004 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 25% (2004 est.)
Botswana 30.3% (2003)
Brazil 22% (1998 est.)
British Virgin Islands NA%
Brunei NA%
Bulgaria 13.4% (2002 est.)
Burkina Faso 45% (2003 est.)
Burma 25% (2000 est.)
Burundi 68% (2002 est.)
Cambodia 40% (2004 est.)
Cameroon 48% (2000 est.)
Canada 15.9%; note - 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 (2003)
Cape Verde 30% (2000)
Cayman Islands NA%
Central African Republic NA%
Chad 80% (2001 est.)
Chile 18.2% (2005)
China 10% (2001 est.)
Colombia 49.2% (2005)
Comoros 60% (2002 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the NA%
Congo, Republic of the NA%
Cook Islands NA%
Costa Rica 18% (2004 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire 37% (1995)
Croatia 11% (2003)
Cuba NA%
Cyprus NA%
Czech Republic NA%
Denmark NA%
Djibouti 50% (2001 est.)
Dominica 30% (2002 est.)
Dominican Republic 25%
East Timor 42% (2003 est.)
Ecuador 41% (2006)
Egypt 20% (2005 est.)
El Salvador 36.1% (2004 est.)
Equatorial Guinea NA%
Eritrea 50% (2004 est.)
Estonia NA% (2000)
Ethiopia 50% (2004 est.)
European Union see individual country listings
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) NA%
Faroe Islands NA%
Fiji 25.5% (1990-91)
Finland NA%
France 6.5% (2000)
French Guiana NA%
French Polynesia NA%
Gabon NA%
Gambia, The NA%
Gaza Strip 81% (2004 est.)
Georgia 54% (2001 est.)
Germany NA%
Ghana 31.4% (1992 est.)
Gibraltar NA%
Greece NA%
Greenland NA%
Grenada 32% (2000)
Guadeloupe NA%
Guam 23% (2001 est.)
Guatemala 75% (2004 est.)
Guernsey NA%
Guinea 40% (2003 est.)
Guinea-Bissau NA%
Guyana NA%
Haiti 80% (2003 est.)
Holy See (Vatican City) NA%
Honduras 53% (1993 est.)
Hong Kong NA%
Hungary 8.6% (1993 est.)
Iceland NA%
India 25% (2002 est.)
Indonesia 16.7% (2004)
Iran 40% (2002 est.)
Iraq NA%
Ireland 10% (1997 est.)
Isle of Man NA%
Israel 21% (2005)
Italy NA%
Jamaica 19.1% (2003 est.)
Japan NA%
Jersey NA%
Jordan 30% (2001 est.)
Kazakhstan 19% (2004 est.)
Kenya 50% (2000 est.)
Kiribati NA%
Korea, North NA%
Korea, South 15% (2003 est.)
Kuwait NA%
Kyrgyzstan 40% (2004 est.)
Laos 34% (2002 est.)
Latvia NA%
Lebanon 28% (1999 est.)
Lesotho 49% (1999)
Liberia 80%
Libya NA%
Liechtenstein NA%
Lithuania NA%
Luxembourg NA%
Macau NA%
Macedonia 29.6% (2004 est.)
Madagascar 50% (2004 est.)
Malawi 55% (2004 est.)
Malaysia 8% (1998 est.)
Maldives NA%
Mali 64% (2001 est.)
Malta NA%
Marshall Islands NA%
Martinique NA%
Mauritania 40% (2004 est.)
Mauritius 10% (2001 est.)
Mayotte NA%
Mexico 40% (2003 est.)
Micronesia, Federated States of 26.7%
Moldova 80% (2001 est.)
Monaco NA%
Mongolia 36.1% (2004 est.)
Montenegro 12.2% (2003)
Montserrat NA%
Morocco 19% (2005 est.)
Mozambique 70% (2001 est.)
Namibia 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
Nauru NA%
Nepal 31% (2003-2004)
Netherlands NA%
Netherlands Antilles NA%
New Caledonia NA%
New Zealand NA%
Nicaragua 50% (2001 est.)
Niger 63% (1993 est.)
Nigeria 60% (2000 est.)
Niue NA%
Northern Mariana Islands NA%
Norway NA%
Oman NA%
Pakistan 32% (FY00/01 est.)
Palau NA%
Panama 37% (1999 est.)
Papua New Guinea 37% (2002 est.)
Paraguay 32% (2005 est.)
Peru 54% (2003 est.)
Philippines 40% (2001 est.)
Poland 17% (2003 est.)
Portugal NA%
Puerto Rico NA%
Qatar NA%
Reunion NA%
Romania 25% (2005 est.)
Russia 17.8% (2004 est.)
Rwanda 60% (2001 est.)
Saint Helena 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 54% (2004 est.)
Saudi Arabia NA%
Senegal 54% (2001 est.)
Serbia 30%
note: data covers the former Serbia and Montenegro (1999 est.)
Seychelles NA%
Sierra Leone 68% (1989 est.)
Singapore NA%
Slovakia NA%
Slovenia NA%
Solomon Islands NA%
Somalia NA%
South Africa 50% (2000 est.)
Spain NA%
Sri Lanka 22% (1997 est.)
Sudan 40% (2004 est.)
Suriname 70% (2002 est.)
Swaziland 69% (2005)
Sweden NA%
Switzerland NA%
Syria 20% (2004 est.)
Taiwan 0.9% (2005)
Tajikistan 64% (2004 est.)
Tanzania 36% (2002 est.)
Thailand 10% (2004 est.)
Togo 32% (1989 est.)
Tokelau NA%
Tonga NA%
Trinidad and Tobago 21% (1992 est.)
Tunisia 7.4% (2005 est.)
Turkey 20% (2002)
Turkmenistan 58% (2003 est.)
Turks and Caicos Islands NA%
Tuvalu NA%
Uganda 35% (2001 est.)
Ukraine 29% (2003 est.)
United Arab Emirates NA%
United Kingdom 17% (2002 est.)
United States 12% (2004 est.)
Uruguay 22% of households (2004)
Uzbekistan 28% (2004 est.)
Vanuatu NA%
Venezuela 47% (1998 est.)
Vietnam 19.5% (2004 est.)
Virgin Islands NA%
Wallis and Futuna NA%
West Bank 46% including Gaza Strip (2004 est.)
Western Sahara NA%
Yemen 45.2% (2003)
Zambia 86% (1993)
Zimbabwe 80% (2004 est.)

This page was last updated on 17 October, 2006


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