Iran Poverty Rate 1986-2020

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.
  • Iran poverty rate for 2017 was 10.90%, a 0.7% decline from 2016.
  • Iran poverty rate for 2016 was 11.60%, a 0.6% increase from 2015.
  • Iran poverty rate for 2015 was 11.00%, a 0.5% increase from 2014.
  • Iran poverty rate for 2014 was 10.50%, 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 50.00%
Albania 38.00%
Gabon 32.20%
Colombia 27.60%
Peru 23.90%
Ecuador 23.20%
Brazil 20.40%
Serbia 20.30%
Paraguay 18.60%
North Macedonia 18.20%
Dominican Republic 15.90%
Romania 15.60%
Mauritius 12.10%
Iran 10.90%
Costa Rica 9.70%
Turkey 9.20%
Kazakhstan 8.60%
Thailand 7.80%
Bulgaria 7.50%
Russia 2.50%
Belarus 0.80%
Iran Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2017 10.90% -0.70%
2016 11.60% 0.60%
2015 11.00% 0.50%
2014 10.50% 2.40%
2013 8.10% -5.00%
2009 13.10% -1.50%
2006 14.60% 1.00%
2005 13.60% -19.90%
1998 33.50% -4.40%
1994 37.90% -4.30%
1990 42.20% -0.50%
1986 42.70% -0.50%