Mauritania Poverty Rate 1987-2020

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.
  • Mauritania poverty rate for 2014 was 58.80%, a 5.9% decline from 2008.
  • Mauritania poverty rate for 2008 was 64.70%, a 10.2% decline from 2004.
  • Mauritania poverty rate for 2004 was 74.90%, a 0.3% increase from 2000.
  • Mauritania poverty rate for 2000 was 74.60%, a 4.2% decline from 1995.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Timor-Leste 94.00%
Sudan 79.90%
Indonesia 69.00%
Cameroon 68.90%
Kyrgyz Republic 66.70%
Mauritania 58.80%
Honduras 53.90%
Georgia 46.20%
Vietnam 35.90%
El Salvador 34.90%
Nicaragua 34.80%
Kosovo 25.30%
Bolivia 24.90%
Mongolia 18.90%
Moldova 18.30%
Ukraine 3.60%
Mauritania Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2014 58.80% -5.90%
2008 64.70% -10.20%
2004 74.90% 0.30%
2000 74.60% -4.20%
1995 78.80% -9.70%
1993 88.50% 1.80%
1987 86.70% 1.80%