Bangladesh Poverty Rate 1983-2021

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 84.30%, a 3.3% decline from 2010.
  • Bangladesh poverty rate for 2010 was 87.60%, a 1.6% decline from 2005.
  • Bangladesh poverty rate for 2005 was 89.20%, a 2.3% decline from 2000.
  • Bangladesh poverty rate for 2000 was 91.50%, a 1.1% decline from 1995.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Bangladesh 84.30%
Eswatini 72.00%
Kyrgyz Republic 61.40%
Indonesia 59.70%
Ghana 56.30%
Honduras 53.60%
Georgia 43.30%
Sri Lanka 41.70%
El Salvador 31.40%
Mongolia 30.60%
Vietnam 28.20%
Bolivia 24.90%
Kosovo 23.60%
West Bank and Gaza 21.90%
Moldova 15.90%
Ukraine 5.60%
Bangladesh Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2016 84.30% -3.30%
2010 87.60% -1.60%
2005 89.20% -2.30%
2000 91.50% -1.10%
1995 92.60% -4.30%
1991 96.90% 1.40%
1988 95.50% 1.50%
1985 94.00% -1.90%
1983 95.90% -1.90%