Botswana Poverty Rate 1985-2021

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.
  • Botswana poverty rate for 2015 was 59.10%, a 3.3% increase from 2009.
  • Botswana poverty rate for 2009 was 55.80%, a 9.5% decline from 2002.
  • Botswana poverty rate for 2002 was 65.30%, a 9.4% decline from 1993.
  • Botswana poverty rate for 1993 was 74.70%, a 5.9% decline from 1985.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Botswana 59.10%
Namibia 51.00%
Armenia 39.80%
Albania 34.20%
Colombia 29.20%
Tonga 27.50%
China 27.20%
Ecuador 24.80%
North Macedonia 24.70%
Peru 24.40%
Serbia 23.80%
Romania 22.90%
Dominican Republic 21.80%
Montenegro 19.30%
Paraguay 18.90%
Brazil 18.60%
Iran 12.70%
Bulgaria 12.40%
Costa Rica 12.00%
Turkey 10.70%
Thailand 7.00%
Kazakhstan 6.00%
Russia 4.10%
Malaysia 2.70%
Belarus 0.90%
Botswana Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2015 59.10% 3.30%
2009 55.80% -9.50%
2002 65.30% -9.40%
1993 74.70% -5.90%
1985 80.60% -5.90%