Ireland Poverty Rate 1987-2023

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 2020 was 0.20%, a 0% increase from 2019.
  • Ireland poverty rate for 2019 was 0.20%, a 0.1% increase from 2018.
  • Ireland poverty rate for 2018 was 0.10%, a 0.4% decline from 2017.
  • Ireland poverty rate for 2017 was 0.50%, a 0.3% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Argentina 14.10%
Chile 8.00%
Uruguay 7.20%
Greece 3.90%
Spain 3.10%
Portugal 2.60%
Hungary 2.50%
Latvia 2.50%
Italy 2.20%
Croatia 2.10%
Lithuania 1.60%
Estonia 1.30%
United States 1.20%
Austria 1.00%
Sweden 0.90%
Malta 0.80%
United Kingdom 0.70%
Denmark 0.40%
Czech Republic 0.40%
France 0.40%
Belgium 0.30%
Ireland 0.20%
Netherlands 0.20%
Cyprus 0.20%
Finland 0.10%
Slovenia 0.00%
Luxembourg 0.00%
Ireland Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2020 0.20% 0.00%
2019 0.20% 0.10%
2018 0.10% -0.40%
2017 0.50% -0.30%
2016 0.80% 0.00%
2015 0.80% -0.40%
2014 1.20% -0.30%
2013 1.50% 0.20%
2012 1.30% -0.10%
2011 1.40% -0.30%
2010 1.70% 0.30%
2009 1.40% 0.60%
2008 0.80% 0.30%
2007 0.50% -0.10%
2006 0.60% 0.30%
2005 0.30% -0.10%
2004 0.40% -0.10%
2003 0.50% -0.70%
2002 1.20% 0.70%
2000 0.50% -1.00%
1996 1.50% 0.00%
1995 1.50% 0.30%
1994 1.20% -7.00%
1987 8.20% -7.00%