Ghana Poverty Rate 1987-2020

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.
  • Ghana poverty rate for 2016 was 56.90%, a 3.6% decline from 2012.
  • Ghana poverty rate for 2012 was 60.50%, a 16.6% decline from 2005.
  • Ghana poverty rate for 2005 was 77.10%, a 8.3% decline from 1998.
  • Ghana poverty rate for 1998 was 85.40%, a 7.7% decline from 1991.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Bangladesh 84.50%
Eswatini 71.40%
Kyrgyz Republic 67.20%
Indonesia 62.40%
Ghana 56.90%
Honduras 52.90%
Georgia 44.00%
Sri Lanka 40.40%
Mongolia 32.00%
El Salvador 30.70%
Vietnam 29.00%
Bolivia 25.00%
West Bank and Gaza 23.60%
Kosovo 20.70%
Moldova 16.40%
Ukraine 6.40%
Ghana Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2016 56.90% -3.60%
2012 60.50% -16.60%
2005 77.10% -8.30%
1998 85.40% -7.70%
1991 93.10% 0.30%
1988 92.80% -1.20%
1987 94.00% -1.20%