Poverty & Equity Data

World Development Indicators

Graph, map and compare more than 1,000 time series indicators from the World Development Indicators and more than 5,000 indicators from other collections such as Gender Statistics, African Development Indicators, and Education Statistics.

Indicators by country

Poverty headcount ratio at $1.25 a day (PPP) (% of population)

East Asia & Pacific 7.9%
Europe & Central Asia 0.5%
Fragile and conflict affected situations 42.7%
Latin America & Caribbean 4.6%
Middle East & North Africa 1.7%
South Asia 24.5%
Sub-Saharan Africa 46.8%
World 14.5%
Population below $1.25 a day is the percentage of the population living on less than $1.25 a day at 2005 international prices. As a result of revisions in PPP exchange rates, poverty rates for individual countries cannot be compared with poverty rates reported in earlier editions.
World Development Indicators
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