China Poverty Rate 1990-2020

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.
  • China poverty rate for 2016 was 23.90%, a 3.3% decline from 2015.
  • China poverty rate for 2015 was 27.20%, a 4.3% decline from 2014.
  • China poverty rate for 2014 was 31.50%, a 4.8% decline from 2013.
  • China poverty rate for 2013 was 36.30%, a 8% decline from 2012.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Armenia 43.50%
Albania 38.80%
Colombia 28.50%
Mexico 25.70%
Peru 24.30%
China 23.90%
Ecuador 23.90%
Serbia 23.10%
North Macedonia 20.60%
Romania 20.50%
St. Lucia 20.30%
Brazil 20.10%
Paraguay 20.10%
Dominican Republic 19.90%
Kazakhstan 12.20%
Iran 11.60%
Costa Rica 10.70%
Turkey 9.90%
Bulgaria 8.90%
Thailand 8.40%
Maldives 6.60%
Russia 2.70%
Belarus 0.70%
China Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2016 23.90% -3.30%
2015 27.20% -4.30%
2014 31.50% -4.80%
2013 36.30% -8.00%
2012 44.30% -4.90%
2011 49.20% -4.20%
2010 53.40% -7.20%
2008 60.60% -9.90%
2005 70.50% -10.10%
2002 80.60% -8.30%
1999 88.90% -3.40%
1996 92.30% -4.00%
1993 96.30% -2.00%
1990 98.30% -2.00%