Egypt 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.
  • Egypt poverty rate for 2017 was 70.40%, a 8.5% increase from 2015.
  • Egypt poverty rate for 2015 was 61.90%, a 3.2% decline from 2012.
  • Egypt poverty rate for 2012 was 65.10%, a 2.9% decline from 2010.
  • Egypt poverty rate for 2010 was 68.00%, a 7.3% decline from 2008.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Sao Tome and Principe 85.50%
Lesotho 73.10%
Djibouti 70.60%
Egypt 70.40%
Kyrgyz Republic 66.40%
Myanmar 60.80%
Indonesia 58.70%
Honduras 52.60%
Georgia 43.60%
Bhutan 38.60%
El Salvador 28.90%
Bolivia 24.70%
Kosovo 21.60%
Moldova 16.30%
Ukraine 5.60%
Egypt Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2017 70.40% 8.50%
2015 61.90% -3.20%
2012 65.10% -2.90%
2010 68.00% -7.30%
2008 75.30% -0.50%
2004 75.80% 7.70%
1999 68.10% -11.90%
1995 80.00% 2.90%
1990 77.10% 2.90%