Bhutan Poverty Rate 2003-2020

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.
  • Bhutan poverty rate for 2017 was 38.60%, a 5.3% decline from 2012.
  • Bhutan poverty rate for 2012 was 43.90%, a 17.4% decline from 2007.
  • Bhutan poverty rate for 2007 was 61.30%, a 11.5% decline from 2003.
  • Bhutan poverty rate for 2003 was 72.80%, a 72.8% increase from .
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Sao Tome and Principe 85.50%
Lesotho 73.10%
Djibouti 70.60%
Egypt 70.40%
Kyrgyz Republic 66.40%
Myanmar 60.80%
Indonesia 58.70%
Honduras 52.60%
Georgia 43.60%
Bhutan 38.60%
El Salvador 28.90%
Bolivia 24.70%
Kosovo 21.60%
Moldova 16.30%
Ukraine 5.60%
Bhutan Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2017 38.60% -5.30%
2012 43.90% -17.40%
2007 61.30% -11.50%
2003 72.80% -11.50%