Burkina Faso Poverty Rate 1994-2024

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 81.10%, a 11.8% decline from 2014.
  • Burkina Faso poverty rate for 2014 was 92.90%, a 2% decline from 2009.
  • Burkina Faso poverty rate for 2009 was 94.90%, a 1.1% increase from 2003.
  • Burkina Faso poverty rate for 2003 was 93.80%, a 2.7% decline from 1998.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Niger 95.00%
Tanzania 92.30%
Sierra Leone 89.90%
Chad 89.40%
Guinea-Bissau 87.20%
Guinea 86.80%
Togo 84.00%
Benin 83.40%
Burkina Faso 81.10%
Mali 80.50%
Senegal 74.40%
Burkina Faso Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2018 81.10% -11.80%
2014 92.90% -2.00%
2009 94.90% 1.10%
2003 93.80% -2.70%
1998 96.50% -0.90%
1994 97.40% -0.90%