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 1.8% decline from 2003.
  • Nigeria poverty rate for 2003 was 94.70%, a 1.4% increase from 1996.
  • Nigeria poverty rate for 1996 was 93.30%, a 0% increase 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 88.50%
Pakistan 76.20%
Lao PDR 70.40%
Kyrgyz Republic 54.80%
Indonesia 53.20%
Honduras 50.40%
Philippines 46.90%
Georgia 42.50%
Mongolia 27.10%
El Salvador 26.30%
Bolivia 23.40%
Vietnam 22.40%
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% -1.80%
2003 94.70% 1.40%
1996 93.30% 0.00%
1992 93.30% -0.90%
1985 94.20% -0.90%