Mauritania Poverty Rate 1987-2021

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.
  • Mauritania poverty rate for 2014 was 58.80%, a 6.1% decline from 2008.
  • Mauritania poverty rate for 2008 was 64.90%, a 12.8% decline from 2004.
  • Mauritania poverty rate for 2004 was 77.70%, a 1.7% increase from 2000.
  • Mauritania poverty rate for 2000 was 76.00%, a 2.8% decline from 1995.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Timor-Leste 91.80%
Sudan 79.30%
Cameroon 71.00%
Indonesia 66.60%
Kyrgyz Republic 60.70%
Mauritania 58.80%
Honduras 52.50%
Georgia 45.70%
El Salvador 35.50%
Nicaragua 35.40%
Vietnam 35.00%
Kosovo 28.70%
Bolivia 24.80%
Mongolia 18.20%
Moldova 17.90%
Ukraine 2.50%
Mauritania Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2014 58.80% -6.10%
2008 64.90% -12.80%
2004 77.70% 1.70%
2000 76.00% -2.80%
1995 78.80% -9.70%
1993 88.50% 1.70%
1987 86.80% 1.70%