China Poverty Rate 1990-2024

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 2019 was 24.70%, a 3.4% decline from 2018.
  • China poverty rate for 2018 was 28.10%, a 3.9% decline from 2017.
  • China poverty rate for 2017 was 32.00%, a 2.2% decline from 2016.
  • China poverty rate for 2016 was 34.20%, a 3.7% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Fiji 52.60%
Armenia 52.10%
Colombia 34.80%
Marshall Islands 31.50%
Ecuador 29.70%
Peru 28.90%
Iran 27.00%
Brazil 26.20%
China 24.70%
Dominican Republic 20.20%
Paraguay 19.70%
North Macedonia 19.00%
Albania 14.90%
Costa Rica 13.70%
Thailand 13.10%
Turkey 12.60%
Serbia 12.00%
Romania 10.90%
Bulgaria 7.20%
Russia 4.20%
Maldives 3.90%
Belarus 2.40%
China Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2019 24.70% -3.40%
2018 28.10% -3.90%
2017 32.00% -2.20%
2016 34.20% -3.70%
2015 37.90% -4.40%
2014 42.30% -5.00%
2013 47.30% -6.80%
2012 54.10% -4.80%
2011 58.90% -3.60%
2010 62.50% -7.00%
2008 69.50% -9.00%
2005 78.50% -8.40%
2002 86.90% -6.20%
1999 93.10% -2.40%
1996 95.50% -2.40%
1993 97.90% -1.10%
1990 99.00% -1.10%