India Poverty Rate 1977-2020

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.
  • India poverty rate for 2011 was 86.80%, a 3.8% decline from 2009.
  • India poverty rate for 2009 was 90.60%, a 1.9% decline from 2004.
  • India poverty rate for 2004 was 92.50%, a 2.8% decline from 1993.
  • India poverty rate for 1993 was 95.30%, 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 86.80%
Pakistan 83.40%
Congo, Rep. 82.40%
Indonesia 74.40%
Kyrgyz Republic 66.30%
Georgia 59.50%
Honduras 52.30%
El Salvador 41.30%
Kosovo 41.10%
Mongolia 32.90%
Bolivia 28.30%
Moldova 25.60%
West Bank and Gaza 20.70%
Ukraine 5.70%
India Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2011 86.80% -3.80%
2009 90.60% -1.90%
2004 92.50% -2.80%
1993 95.30% -0.20%
1987 95.50% -0.90%
1983 96.40% -0.60%
1977 97.00% -0.60%