Lao PDR Poverty Rate 1992-2021

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.
  • Lao PDR poverty rate for 2012 was 84.40%, a 3.7% decline from 2007.
  • Lao PDR poverty rate for 2007 was 88.10%, a 3.7% decline from 2002.
  • Lao PDR poverty rate for 2002 was 91.80%, a 2.8% decline from 1997.
  • Lao PDR poverty rate for 1997 was 94.60%, a 4.8% increase from 1992.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Lao PDR 84.40%
Indonesia 71.40%
Djibouti 68.10%
Egypt 67.70%
Kyrgyz Republic 63.50%
Philippines 59.90%
Ghana 59.80%
Honduras 57.80%
Georgia 54.90%
Sri Lanka 52.10%
Bhutan 44.30%
Vietnam 40.80%
El Salvador 39.50%
Kosovo 32.20%
Bolivia 28.00%
Moldova 24.00%
Mongolia 23.50%
Ukraine 3.40%
Lao PDR Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2012 84.40% -3.70%
2007 88.10% -3.70%
2002 91.80% -2.80%
1997 94.60% 4.80%
1992 89.80% 4.80%