Bhutan Poverty Rate 2003-2021

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.
  • Bhutan poverty rate for 2017 was 38.90%, a 5.4% decline from 2012.
  • Bhutan poverty rate for 2012 was 44.30%, a 17.3% decline from 2007.
  • Bhutan poverty rate for 2007 was 61.60%, a 11.4% decline from 2003.
  • Bhutan poverty rate for 2003 was 73.00%, a 73% increase from .
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Sao Tome and Principe 86.40%
Lesotho 73.70%
Egypt 72.60%
Djibouti 70.20%
Kyrgyz Republic 60.50%
Indonesia 55.80%
Myanmar 54.30%
Honduras 53.60%
Georgia 43.00%
Bhutan 38.90%
El Salvador 29.50%
Bolivia 24.60%
Kosovo 24.40%
Moldova 15.80%
Ukraine 4.60%
Bhutan Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2017 38.90% -5.40%
2012 44.30% -17.30%
2007 61.60% -11.40%
2003 73.00% -11.40%