Pakistan Poverty Rate 1987-2021

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.
  • Pakistan poverty rate for 2018 was 76.20%, a 0.3% increase from 2015.
  • Pakistan poverty rate for 2015 was 75.90%, a 3.7% decline from 2013.
  • Pakistan poverty rate for 2013 was 79.60%, a 4% decline from 2011.
  • Pakistan poverty rate for 2011 was 83.60%, a 1.5% decline from 2010.
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%
Pakistan Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2018 76.20% 0.30%
2015 75.90% -3.70%
2013 79.60% -4.00%
2011 83.60% -1.50%
2010 85.10% -1.70%
2007 86.80% -1.70%
2005 88.50% 0.10%
2004 88.40% -5.30%
2001 93.70% 2.90%
1998 90.80% -0.90%
1996 91.70% -5.30%
1990 97.00% 0.20%
1987 96.80% 0.20%