Jamaica Poverty Rate 1988-2020

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.
  • Jamaica poverty rate for 2004 was 29.70%, a 4.3% decline from 2002.
  • Jamaica poverty rate for 2002 was 34.00%, a 3.2% increase from 1999.
  • Jamaica poverty rate for 1999 was 30.80%, a 12.5% decline from 1996.
  • Jamaica poverty rate for 1996 was 43.30%, a 21.6% decline from 1993.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Armenia 74.40%
Venezuela 57.20%
Ecuador 54.60%
Kazakhstan 51.90%
Colombia 50.80%
Peru 49.70%
Dominican Republic 45.70%
Brazil 40.30%
Paraguay 38.50%
Mexico 37.60%
Thailand 33.90%
Jamaica 29.70%
Turkey 28.10%
Belarus 26.80%
Costa Rica 22.60%
Russia 17.40%
Azerbaijan 15.30%
Malaysia 12.10%
Bosnia 4.10%
Jamaica Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2004 29.70% -4.30%
2002 34.00% 3.20%
1999 30.80% -12.50%
1996 43.30% -21.60%
1993 64.90% 14.70%
1990 50.20% 4.00%
1988 46.20% 4.00%