Brazil Poverty Rate 1981-2021

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.
  • Brazil poverty rate for 2018 was 19.80%, a 0.4% decline from 2017.
  • Brazil poverty rate for 2017 was 20.20%, a 0.2% increase from 2016.
  • Brazil poverty rate for 2016 was 20.00%, a 1.4% increase from 2015.
  • Brazil poverty rate for 2015 was 18.60%, a 1% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Armenia 42.50%
Colombia 28.20%
Ecuador 24.20%
Mexico 22.70%
Peru 22.30%
Brazil 19.80%
Paraguay 15.90%
Dominican Republic 13.90%
Costa Rica 11.20%
Turkey 8.50%
Thailand 8.40%
Russia 3.70%
Belarus 0.40%
Brazil Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2018 19.80% -0.40%
2017 20.20% 0.20%
2016 20.00% 1.40%
2015 18.60% 1.00%
2014 17.60% -1.70%
2013 19.30% -1.80%
2012 21.10% -2.70%
2011 23.80% -3.50%
2009 27.30% -1.40%
2008 28.70% -3.20%
2007 31.90% -2.10%
2006 34.00% -3.90%
2005 37.90% -2.20%
2004 40.10% -1.40%
2003 41.50% 1.20%
2002 40.30% -0.80%
2001 41.10% -4.70%
1999 45.80% 1.30%
1998 44.50% -1.00%
1997 45.50% 0.00%
1996 45.50% 0.50%
1995 45.00% -11.60%
1993 56.60% -1.40%
1992 58.00% 0.40%
1990 57.60% 5.60%
1989 52.00% -2.80%
1988 54.80% 2.10%
1987 52.70% 10.50%
1986 42.20% -19.20%
1985 61.40% -5.10%
1984 66.50% 0.10%
1983 66.40% 6.60%
1982 59.80% -0.40%
1981 60.20% -0.40%