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 5.9% decline from 2008.
  • Mauritania poverty rate for 2008 was 64.70%, a 10.3% decline from 2004.
  • Mauritania poverty rate for 2004 was 75.00%, a 0.4% 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 91.80%
Sudan 79.30%
Cameroon 71.10%
Indonesia 66.60%
Kyrgyz Republic 60.70%
Mauritania 58.80%
Honduras 54.90%
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% -5.90%
2008 64.70% -10.30%
2004 75.00% 0.40%
2000 74.60% -4.20%
1995 78.80% -9.70%
1993 88.50% 1.70%
1987 86.80% 1.70%