Malaysia Poverty Rate 1984-2020

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.
  • Malaysia poverty rate for 2015 was 2.70%, a 1.3% 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 2.4% increase from 2007.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Botswana 60.40%
Namibia 50.10%
Armenia 48.30%
Albania 38.30%
Colombia 28.70%
Tonga 27.50%
China 27.20%
Romania 25.60%
Serbia 25.30%
Ecuador 24.70%
Peru 24.20%
North Macedonia 23.10%
Dominican Republic 21.70%
Paraguay 20.00%
Montenegro 19.90%
Brazil 18.70%
Bulgaria 11.70%
Costa Rica 11.50%
Turkey 11.50%
Iran 11.00%
Kazakhstan 8.10%
Thailand 7.10%
Malaysia 2.70%
Russia 2.70%
Belarus 0.90%
Malaysia Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2015 2.70% -1.30%
2013 4.00% -4.60%
2011 8.60% -8.10%
2008 16.70% 2.40%
2007 14.30% 2.20%
2004 12.10% -9.80%
1997 21.90% -7.50%
1995 29.40% -0.90%
1992 30.30% -2.20%
1989 32.50% -0.40%
1987 32.90% 0.70%
1984 32.20% 0.70%