Belize Poverty Rate 1993-2021

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.
  • Belize poverty rate for 1999 was 51.10%, a 5% decline from 1998.
  • Belize poverty rate for 1998 was 56.10%, a 1.7% decline from 1997.
  • Belize poverty rate for 1997 was 57.80%, a 0.1% increase from 1996.
  • Belize poverty rate for 1996 was 57.70%, a 5.5% 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 78.20%
Belarus 72.00%
Ecuador 63.40%
Colombia 58.90%
Suriname 55.70%
Peru 53.70%
Belize 51.10%
Venezuela 48.10%
Thailand 47.80%
Brazil 45.80%
Russia 43.40%
Paraguay 36.10%
Costa Rica 30.60%
Jamaica 30.50%
Belize Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
1999 51.10% -5.00%
1998 56.10% -1.70%
1997 57.80% 0.10%
1996 57.70% 5.50%
1994 52.20% 3.30%
1993 48.90% 3.30%