East Asia & Pacific Poverty Rate 1981-2020

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.
  • East Asia & Pacific poverty rate for 2018 was 25.60%, a 9.3% decline from 2015.
  • East Asia & Pacific poverty rate for 2015 was 34.90%, a 7.5% decline from 2013.
  • East Asia & Pacific poverty rate for 2013 was 42.40%, a 5.9% decline from 2012.
  • East Asia & Pacific poverty rate for 2012 was 48.30%, a 4% decline from 2011.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
East Asia & Pacific 25.60%
Latin America & Caribbean 24.20%
East Asia & Pacific Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2018 25.60% -9.30%
2015 34.90% -7.50%
2013 42.40% -5.90%
2012 48.30% -4.00%
2011 52.30% -3.80%
2010 56.10% -7.70%
2008 63.80% -7.80%
2005 71.60% -8.30%
2002 79.90% -7.10%
1999 87.00% -2.30%
1996 89.30% -3.90%
1993 93.20% -2.00%
1990 95.20% -1.00%
1987 96.20% -0.60%
1984 96.80% -0.30%
1981 97.10% -0.30%