Romania Poverty Rate 2006-2021

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.
  • Romania poverty rate for 2018 was 10.90%, a 1.9% decline from 2017.
  • Romania poverty rate for 2017 was 12.80%, a 4.6% decline from 2016.
  • Romania poverty rate for 2016 was 17.40%, a 5.5% decline from 2015.
  • Romania poverty rate for 2015 was 22.90%, a 2.6% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Armenia 42.50%
Colombia 28.20%
Ecuador 24.20%
Mexico 22.70%
Peru 22.30%
Brazil 19.80%
North Macedonia 17.90%
Paraguay 15.60%
Iran 14.00%
Dominican Republic 13.90%
Costa Rica 11.20%
Romania 10.90%
Turkey 8.50%
Thailand 8.40%
Bulgaria 6.90%
Kazakhstan 4.60%
Russia 3.70%
Belarus 0.40%
Romania Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2018 10.90% -1.90%
2017 12.80% -4.60%
2016 17.40% -5.50%
2015 22.90% -2.60%
2014 25.50% -2.20%
2013 27.70% 0.40%
2012 27.30% -0.20%
2011 27.50% 3.70%
2010 23.80% 2.10%
2009 21.70% -1.10%
2008 22.80% -6.70%
2007 29.50% -5.70%
2006 35.20% -5.70%