Lesotho Poverty Rate 1986-2020

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.
  • Lesotho poverty rate for 2017 was 73.10%, a 18.9% decline from 2002.
  • Lesotho poverty rate for 2002 was 92.00%, a 14.2% increase from 1994.
  • Lesotho poverty rate for 1994 was 77.80%, a 6.8% decline from 1986.
  • Lesotho poverty rate for 1986 was 84.60%, a 84.6% increase from .
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Sao Tome and Principe 85.50%
Lesotho 73.10%
Djibouti 70.60%
Egypt 70.40%
Kyrgyz Republic 66.40%
Myanmar 60.80%
Indonesia 58.70%
Honduras 52.60%
Georgia 43.60%
Bhutan 38.60%
El Salvador 28.90%
Bolivia 24.70%
Kosovo 21.60%
Moldova 16.30%
Ukraine 5.60%
Lesotho Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2017 73.10% -18.90%
2002 92.00% 14.20%
1994 77.80% -6.80%
1986 84.60% -6.80%