Malaysia Poverty Rate 1984-2021

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.
  • Malaysia poverty rate for 2015 was 2.90%, a 1.1% decline from 2013.
  • Malaysia poverty rate for 2013 was 4.00%, a 4.6% decline from 2011.
  • Malaysia poverty rate for 2011 was 8.60%, a 8.1% decline from 2008.
  • Malaysia poverty rate for 2008 was 16.70%, a 0.2% increase from 2006.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Botswana 59.10%
Namibia 51.00%
Armenia 39.80%
Albania 34.30%
Colombia 29.00%
Tonga 27.50%
China 27.20%
Ecuador 24.80%
North Macedonia 24.70%
Peru 24.40%
Serbia 23.80%
Romania 22.90%
Dominican Republic 21.80%
Montenegro 19.30%
Paraguay 18.90%
Brazil 18.60%
Iran 13.40%
Bulgaria 12.40%
Costa Rica 12.00%
Turkey 10.70%
Thailand 7.00%
Kazakhstan 5.90%
Russia 4.10%
Malaysia 2.90%
Belarus 0.90%
Malaysia Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2015 2.90% -1.10%
2013 4.00% -4.60%
2011 8.60% -8.10%
2008 16.70% 0.20%
2006 16.50% -5.30%
2003 21.80% -0.10%
1997 21.90% -7.50%
1995 29.40% -0.90%
1992 30.30% -2.20%
1989 32.50% -0.40%
1987 32.90% 0.60%
1984 32.30% 0.60%