Romania Poverty Rate 1989-2020

NOTE: All 2020 and later data are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
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 2017 was 15.60%, a 4.9% decline from 2016.
  • Romania poverty rate for 2016 was 20.50%, a 5.1% decline from 2015.
  • Romania poverty rate for 2015 was 25.60%, a 2.8% decline from 2014.
  • Romania poverty rate for 2014 was 28.40%, a 2.8% decline from 2013.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Armenia 50.00%
Albania 38.00%
Gabon 32.20%
Colombia 27.60%
Peru 23.90%
Ecuador 23.20%
Brazil 20.40%
Serbia 20.30%
Paraguay 18.60%
North Macedonia 18.20%
Dominican Republic 15.90%
Romania 15.60%
Mauritius 12.10%
Iran 10.90%
Costa Rica 9.70%
Turkey 9.20%
Kazakhstan 8.60%
Thailand 7.80%
Bulgaria 7.50%
Russia 2.50%
Belarus 0.80%
Romania Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2017 15.60% -4.90%
2016 20.50% -5.10%
2015 25.60% -2.80%
2014 28.40% -2.80%
2013 31.20% -0.30%
2012 31.50% 0.10%
2011 31.40% 3.40%
2010 28.00% 2.40%
2009 25.60% -1.30%
2008 26.90% -6.80%
2007 33.70% -6.60%
2006 40.30% -1.70%
1997 42.00% 5.80%
1995 36.20% -46.40%
1994 82.60% 64.50%
1992 18.10% 14.90%
1989 3.20% 14.90%