Nigeria Poverty Rate 1985-2021

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.
  • Nigeria poverty rate for 2018 was 92.00%, a 0.9% decline from 2009.
  • Nigeria poverty rate for 2009 was 92.90%, a 2% decline from 2003.
  • Nigeria poverty rate for 2003 was 94.90%, a 1.5% increase from 1996.
  • Nigeria poverty rate for 1996 was 93.40%, a 0.1% decline from 1992.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Nigeria 92.00%
Angola 89.30%
Kyrgyz Republic 54.80%
Indonesia 53.20%
Honduras 50.90%
Georgia 42.50%
Mongolia 27.60%
El Salvador 26.20%
Vietnam 23.10%
Bolivia 22.80%
Moldova 12.80%
Ukraine 3.40%
Nigeria Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2018 92.00% -0.90%
2009 92.90% -2.00%
2003 94.90% 1.50%
1996 93.40% -0.10%
1992 93.50% -0.80%
1985 94.30% -0.80%