Brazil Poverty Rate 1981-2020

NOTE: All 2020 and later data are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
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 2017 was 21.00%, a 0.3% increase from 2016.
  • Brazil poverty rate for 2016 was 20.70%, a 1.3% increase from 2015.
  • Brazil poverty rate for 2015 was 19.40%, a 1.5% increase from 2014.
  • Brazil poverty rate for 2014 was 17.90%, a 1.6% decline from 2013.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Armenia 50.00%
Gabon 32.20%
Colombia 27.60%
Peru 23.90%
Ecuador 23.20%
Brazil 21.00%
Paraguay 18.60%
Costa Rica 9.70%
Kazakhstan 8.60%
Thailand 7.80%
Belarus 0.80%
Brazil Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2017 21.00% 0.30%
2016 20.70% 1.30%
2015 19.40% 1.50%
2014 17.90% -1.60%
2013 19.50% -1.30%
2012 20.80% -3.20%
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%