Iran Poverty Rate 1986-2021

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.
  • Iran poverty rate for 2017 was 12.90%, a 0.6% decline from 2016.
  • Iran poverty rate for 2016 was 13.50%, a 0.8% increase from 2015.
  • Iran poverty rate for 2015 was 12.70%, a 0.4% increase from 2014.
  • Iran poverty rate for 2014 was 12.30%, a 2.4% increase from 2013.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Armenia 41.50%
Albania 33.80%
Gabon 32.20%
Colombia 28.10%
Peru 24.20%
Ecuador 23.30%
Brazil 20.20%
North Macedonia 19.50%
Serbia 19.30%
Paraguay 17.50%
Dominican Republic 15.90%
Iran 12.90%
Romania 12.80%
Mauritius 12.70%
Costa Rica 10.00%
Turkey 8.70%
Bulgaria 7.90%
Thailand 7.60%
Kazakhstan 6.60%
Russia 3.80%
Belarus 0.80%
Iran Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2017 12.90% -0.60%
2016 13.50% 0.80%
2015 12.70% 0.40%
2014 12.30% 2.40%
2013 9.90% -5.00%
2009 14.90% -1.60%
2006 16.50% 0.90%
2005 15.60% -20.80%
1998 36.40% -4.70%
1994 41.10% -4.20%
1990 45.30% -0.30%
1986 45.60% -0.30%