Botswana Poverty Rate 1985-2020

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.
  • Botswana poverty rate for 2015 was 60.40%, a 2.9% increase from 2009.
  • Botswana poverty rate for 2009 was 57.50%, a 9.2% decline from 2002.
  • Botswana poverty rate for 2002 was 66.70%, a 9.3% decline from 1993.
  • Botswana poverty rate for 1993 was 76.00%, a 5.6% decline from 1985.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Botswana 60.40%
Namibia 50.10%
Armenia 48.30%
Albania 38.30%
Colombia 28.70%
Tonga 27.50%
China 27.20%
Romania 25.60%
Serbia 25.30%
Ecuador 24.70%
Peru 24.20%
North Macedonia 23.10%
Dominican Republic 21.70%
Paraguay 20.00%
Montenegro 19.90%
Brazil 18.70%
Bulgaria 11.70%
Costa Rica 11.50%
Turkey 11.50%
Iran 11.00%
Kazakhstan 8.10%
Thailand 7.10%
Malaysia 2.70%
Russia 2.70%
Belarus 0.90%
Botswana Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2015 60.40% 2.90%
2009 57.50% -9.20%
2002 66.70% -9.30%
1993 76.00% -5.60%
1985 81.60% -5.60%