Burkina Faso Poverty Rate 1994-2022

Poverty headcount ratio at $5.50 a day is the percentage of the population living on less than $5.50 a day at 2011 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.
  • Burkina Faso poverty rate for 2018 was 80.00%, a 12.3% decline from 2014.
  • Burkina Faso poverty rate for 2014 was 92.30%, a 1.9% decline from 2009.
  • Burkina Faso poverty rate for 2009 was 94.20%, a 1.1% increase from 2003.
  • Burkina Faso poverty rate for 2003 was 93.10%, a 3.2% decline from 1998.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Sierra Leone 92.70%
Niger 91.80%
Tanzania 91.80%
Guinea 89.80%
Chad 87.90%
Guinea-Bissau 86.00%
Burkina Faso 80.00%
Benin 79.30%
Togo 78.00%
Mali 77.80%
Senegal 66.80%
Burkina Faso Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2018 80.00% -12.30%
2014 92.30% -1.90%
2009 94.20% 1.10%
2003 93.10% -3.20%
1998 96.30% -0.90%
1994 97.20% -0.90%