Ghana Poverty Rate 1987-2021

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.
  • Ghana poverty rate for 2016 was 56.30%, a 3.5% decline from 2012.
  • Ghana poverty rate for 2012 was 59.80%, a 16.9% decline from 2005.
  • Ghana poverty rate for 2005 was 76.70%, a 8.3% decline from 1998.
  • Ghana poverty rate for 1998 was 85.00%, a 8% decline from 1991.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Bangladesh 84.30%
Eswatini 72.00%
Kyrgyz Republic 61.40%
Indonesia 59.70%
Ghana 56.30%
Honduras 53.60%
Georgia 43.30%
Sri Lanka 41.70%
El Salvador 31.40%
Mongolia 30.60%
Vietnam 28.20%
Bolivia 24.90%
Kosovo 23.60%
West Bank and Gaza 21.90%
Moldova 15.90%
Ukraine 5.60%
Ghana Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2016 56.30% -3.50%
2012 59.80% -16.90%
2005 76.70% -8.30%
1998 85.00% -8.00%
1991 93.00% 0.40%
1988 92.60% -1.20%
1987 93.80% -1.20%