Lao PDR 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.
  • Lao PDR poverty rate for 2012 was 85.00%, a 3.7% decline from 2007.
  • Lao PDR poverty rate for 2007 was 88.70%, a 3.6% decline from 2002.
  • Lao PDR poverty rate for 2002 was 92.30%, a 2.6% decline from 1997.
  • Lao PDR poverty rate for 1997 was 94.90%, a 4.7% increase from 1992.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Lao PDR 85.00%
Indonesia 73.50%
Kyrgyz Republic 69.30%
Djibouti 68.60%
Egypt 65.10%
Ghana 60.50%
Philippines 60.10%
Honduras 57.10%
Georgia 55.40%
Sri Lanka 51.00%
Bhutan 43.90%
Vietnam 41.50%
El Salvador 38.90%
Bolivia 28.30%
Kosovo 27.60%
Moldova 24.60%
Mongolia 24.50%
Ukraine 4.10%
Lao PDR Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2012 85.00% -3.70%
2007 88.70% -3.60%
2002 92.30% -2.60%
1997 94.90% 4.70%
1992 90.20% 4.70%