Belize Poverty Rate 1993-2020

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.
  • Belize poverty rate for 1999 was 53.00%, a 3.4% decline from 1998.
  • Belize poverty rate for 1998 was 56.40%, a 1.5% decline from 1997.
  • Belize poverty rate for 1997 was 57.90%, a 0.1% increase from 1996.
  • Belize poverty rate for 1996 was 57.80%, a 5.3% increase from 1994.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
China 88.90%
Armenia 83.20%
Belarus 71.40%
Ecuador 63.40%
Colombia 58.30%
Suriname 55.70%
Peru 53.50%
Belize 53.00%
Thailand 48.30%
Venezuela 47.60%
Brazil 45.90%
Russia 37.30%
Paraguay 37.20%
Jamaica 30.80%
Costa Rica 30.00%
Belize Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
1999 53.00% -3.40%
1998 56.40% -1.50%
1997 57.90% 0.10%
1996 57.80% 5.30%
1994 52.50% 3.10%
1993 49.40% 3.10%