India Poverty Rate 1977-2021

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.
  • India poverty rate for 2011 was 87.40%, a 3.7% decline from 2009.
  • India poverty rate for 2009 was 91.10%, a 1.8% decline from 2004.
  • India poverty rate for 2004 was 92.90%, a 2.6% decline from 1993.
  • India poverty rate for 1993 was 95.50%, a 0.2% decline from 1987.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
India 87.40%
Congo, Rep. 83.90%
Pakistan 83.60%
Indonesia 72.20%
Kyrgyz Republic 60.20%
Georgia 59.00%
Honduras 50.80%
Kosovo 45.90%
El Salvador 42.10%
Mongolia 31.90%
Bolivia 27.90%
Moldova 25.00%
West Bank and Gaza 18.70%
Ukraine 4.50%
India Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2011 87.40% -3.70%
2009 91.10% -1.80%
2004 92.90% -2.60%
1993 95.50% -0.20%
1987 95.70% -0.90%
1983 96.60% -0.50%
1977 97.10% -0.50%