Bangladesh Poverty Rate 1983-2024

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.
  • Bangladesh poverty rate for 2016 was 86.90%, a 2.5% decline from 2010.
  • Bangladesh poverty rate for 2010 was 89.40%, a 1.5% decline from 2005.
  • Bangladesh poverty rate for 2005 was 90.90%, a 2.1% decline from 2000.
  • Bangladesh poverty rate for 2000 was 93.00%, a 0.7% decline from 1995.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
India 88.70%
Bangladesh 86.90%
Ghana 78.50%
Eswatini 78.10%
Kyrgyz Republic 71.30%
Indonesia 68.30%
Georgia 56.30%
Sri Lanka 52.80%
Honduras 50.50%
Mongolia 41.90%
El Salvador 38.70%
Kosovo 35.00%
Vietnam 27.10%
Bolivia 22.00%
West Bank and Gaza 20.50%
Moldova 17.70%
Ukraine 15.40%
Bangladesh Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2016 86.90% -2.50%
2010 89.40% -1.50%
2005 90.90% -2.10%
2000 93.00% -0.70%
1995 93.70% -3.70%
1991 97.40% 0.40%
1988 97.00% 0.50%
1985 96.50% -1.30%
1983 97.80% -1.30%