China Poverty Rate 1990-2021

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.
  • China poverty rate for 2016 was 24.00%, a 3.2% 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 4.9% decline from 2013.
  • China poverty rate for 2013 was 36.40%, 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 37.50%
Albania 34.20%
Colombia 29.00%
Mexico 25.40%
Peru 24.60%
Ecuador 24.00%
China 24.00%
Serbia 22.00%
North Macedonia 21.50%
Brazil 20.00%
St. Lucia 19.90%
Dominican Republic 19.90%
Paraguay 19.20%
Romania 17.40%
Iran 13.50%
Costa Rica 11.00%
Kazakhstan 9.60%
Turkey 9.50%
Bulgaria 9.40%
Thailand 8.20%
Russia 4.10%
Maldives 3.40%
Belarus 0.80%
China Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2016 24.00% -3.20%
2015 27.20% -4.30%
2014 31.50% -4.90%
2013 36.40% -8.00%
2012 44.40% -4.80%
2011 49.20% -4.30%
2010 53.50% -7.20%
2008 60.70% -9.80%
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%