Brazil Poverty Rate 1981-2020

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.
  • Brazil poverty rate for 2018 was 19.90%, a 0.5% decline from 2017.
  • Brazil poverty rate for 2017 was 20.40%, a 0.3% increase from 2016.
  • Brazil poverty rate for 2016 was 20.10%, a 1.4% increase from 2015.
  • Brazil poverty rate for 2015 was 18.70%, 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 50.40%
Colombia 27.80%
Ecuador 24.20%
Mexico 23.00%
Peru 22.10%
Brazil 19.90%
Paraguay 17.00%
Dominican Republic 13.80%
Costa Rica 10.90%
Turkey 9.20%
Thailand 8.60%
Russia 2.30%
Belarus 0.40%
Brazil Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2018 19.90% -0.50%
2017 20.40% 0.30%
2016 20.10% 1.40%
2015 18.70% 1.00%
2014 17.70% -1.70%
2013 19.40% -1.80%
2012 21.20% -2.80%
2011 24.00% -3.40%
2009 27.40% -1.50%
2008 28.90% -3.20%
2007 32.10% -2.10%
2006 34.20% -3.90%
2005 38.10% -2.20%
2004 40.30% -1.40%
2003 41.70% 1.30%
2002 40.40% -0.90%
2001 41.30% -4.60%
1999 45.90% 1.30%
1998 44.60% -1.10%
1997 45.70% 0.00%
1996 45.70% 0.70%
1995 45.00% -11.80%
1993 56.80% -1.40%
1992 58.20% 0.40%
1990 57.80% 5.60%
1989 52.20% -2.80%
1988 55.00% 2.10%
1987 52.90% 10.50%
1986 42.40% -19.10%
1985 61.50% -5.10%
1984 66.60% 0.00%
1983 66.60% 6.60%
1982 60.00% -0.30%
1981 60.30% -0.30%