Israel Poverty Rate 1979-2020

NOTE: All 2020 and later data are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
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.
  • Israel poverty rate for 2016 was 2.70%, a 0.8% decline from 2014.
  • Israel poverty rate for 2014 was 3.50%, a 1% decline from 2012.
  • Israel poverty rate for 2012 was 4.50%, a 0.3% increase from 2010.
  • Israel poverty rate for 2010 was 4.20%, a 0.5% decline from 2007.
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%
Uruguay 3.60%
Latvia 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%
Norway 0.60%
Sweden 0.60%
Czech Republic 0.60%
Germany 0.50%
United Kingdom 0.50%
Denmark 0.40%
Netherlands 0.30%
Malta 0.30%
Luxembourg 0.30%
France 0.20%
Belgium 0.20%
Finland 0.20%
Switzerland 0.10%
Slovenia 0.10%
Cyprus 0.10%
Israel Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2016 2.70% -0.80%
2014 3.50% -1.00%
2012 4.50% 0.30%
2010 4.20% -0.50%
2007 4.70% -1.30%
2005 6.00% 3.50%
2001 2.50% -0.70%
1997 3.20% 1.00%
1992 2.20% -4.00%
1986 6.20% 1.50%
1979 4.70% 1.50%