Ireland 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.
  • Ireland poverty rate for 2016 was 0.70%, a 0.1% decline from 2015.
  • Ireland poverty rate for 2015 was 0.80%, a 0.1% decline from 2014.
  • Ireland poverty rate for 2014 was 0.90%, a 0.5% decline from 2013.
  • Ireland poverty rate for 2013 was 1.40%, a 0.5% increase from 2012.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Panama 14.60%
Argentina 8.50%
Greece 5.40%
Lithuania 4.50%
Croatia 4.40%
Latvia 3.60%
Uruguay 3.60%
Slovak Republic 3.30%
Italy 3.20%
Spain 3.20%
Portugal 2.80%
Israel 2.70%
Hungary 2.70%
United States 2.00%
Poland 1.80%
Estonia 1.50%
Austria 1.20%
Ireland 0.70%
Czech Republic 0.60%
Norway 0.60%
Sweden 0.60%
United Kingdom 0.50%
Germany 0.50%
Denmark 0.40%
Luxembourg 0.30%
Netherlands 0.30%
Malta 0.30%
France 0.20%
Belgium 0.20%
Finland 0.20%
Slovenia 0.10%
Cyprus 0.10%
Switzerland 0.10%
Ireland Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2016 0.70% -0.10%
2015 0.80% -0.10%
2014 0.90% -0.50%
2013 1.40% 0.50%
2012 0.90% -0.30%
2011 1.20% -0.30%
2010 1.50% 0.30%
2009 1.20% 0.60%
2008 0.60% 0.20%
2007 0.40% -0.20%
2006 0.60% 0.40%
2005 0.20% -0.10%
2004 0.30% -0.10%
2003 0.40% -0.10%
2000 0.50% -0.50%
1996 1.00% 0.00%
1995 1.00% 0.30%
1994 0.70% -3.00%
1987 3.70% -3.00%