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 55.10%, a 3.7% decline from 2012.
  • Ghana poverty rate for 2012 was 58.80%, a 17.1% decline from 2005.
  • Ghana poverty rate for 2005 was 75.90%, a 8.6% decline from 1998.
  • Ghana poverty rate for 1998 was 84.50%, a 8.1% decline from 1991.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Bangladesh 84.20%
Eswatini 72.00%
Kyrgyz Republic 61.40%
Indonesia 59.70%
Ghana 55.10%
Honduras 49.70%
Georgia 43.30%
Sri Lanka 42.00%
El Salvador 31.40%
Mongolia 29.90%
Vietnam 27.20%
Bolivia 25.90%
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 55.10% -3.70%
2012 58.80% -17.10%
2005 75.90% -8.60%
1998 84.50% -8.10%
1991 92.60% 0.40%
1988 92.20% -1.20%
1987 93.40% -1.20%