Malawi Poverty Rate 1997-2021

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.
  • Malawi poverty rate for 2016 was 96.80%, a 0.6% increase from 2010.
  • Malawi poverty rate for 2010 was 96.20%, a 0.9% decline from 2004.
  • Malawi poverty rate for 2004 was 97.10%, a 3.3% increase from 1997.
  • Malawi poverty rate for 1997 was 93.80%, a 93.8% increase from .
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Malawi 96.80%
Liberia 93.20%
Rwanda 91.90%
Uganda 87.70%
Malawi Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2016 96.80% 0.60%
2010 96.20% -0.90%
2004 97.10% 3.30%
1997 93.80% 3.30%