Nigeria Poverty Rate 1985-2020

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.
  • Nigeria poverty rate for 2009 was 92.10%, a 2% decline from 2003.
  • Nigeria poverty rate for 2003 was 94.10%, a 1.3% increase from 1996.
  • Nigeria poverty rate for 1996 was 92.80%, a 0.3% increase from 1992.
  • Nigeria poverty rate for 1992 was 92.50%, a 1% decline from 1985.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Nigeria 92.10%
India 90.60%
Papua New Guinea 86.90%
Indonesia 83.70%
Eswatini 82.00%
Sudan 75.20%
Kyrgyz Republic 63.10%
Philippines 61.40%
Georgia 60.30%
Sri Lanka 55.70%
Nicaragua 49.80%
Honduras 46.80%
Kosovo 44.70%
El Salvador 42.80%
Bolivia 35.10%
Moldova 31.50%
West Bank and Gaza 20.90%
Ukraine 9.80%
Nigeria Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2009 92.10% -2.00%
2003 94.10% 1.30%
1996 92.80% 0.30%
1992 92.50% -1.00%
1985 93.50% -1.00%