Kenya Poverty Rate 1992-2020

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.
  • Kenya poverty rate for 2015 was 86.50%, a 1.7% decline from 2005.
  • Kenya poverty rate for 2005 was 88.20%, a 5.1% increase from 1997.
  • Kenya poverty rate for 1997 was 83.10%, a 1.1% decline from 1994.
  • Kenya poverty rate for 1994 was 84.20%, a 8.2% increase from 1992.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Zambia 87.20%
Kenya 86.50%
Pakistan 75.40%
Kyrgyz Republic 70.00%
Myanmar 67.20%
Indonesia 67.00%
Egypt 61.90%
Philippines 55.10%
Honduras 53.80%
Georgia 45.30%
Cabo Verde 40.80%
El Salvador 31.80%
Bolivia 25.60%
Kosovo 21.40%
Tunisia 17.50%
Moldova 16.10%
Ukraine 7.80%
Kenya Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2015 86.50% -1.70%
2005 88.20% 5.10%
1997 83.10% -1.10%
1994 84.20% 8.20%
1992 76.00% 8.20%