Sub-Saharan Africa Poverty Rate 1990-2020

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.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa poverty rate for 2015 was 86.00%, a 0.3% decline from 2013.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa poverty rate for 2013 was 86.30%, a 0.4% decline from 2012.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa poverty rate for 2012 was 86.70%, a 0.5% decline from 2011.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa poverty rate for 2011 was 87.20%, a 0.5% decline from 2010.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Sub-Saharan Africa 86.00%
World 46.20%
East Asia & Pacific 34.90%
Latin America & Caribbean 26.20%
Sub-Saharan Africa Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2015 86.00% -0.30%
2013 86.30% -0.40%
2012 86.70% -0.50%
2011 87.20% -0.50%
2010 87.70% -0.50%
2008 88.20% -1.70%
2005 89.90% -0.80%
2002 90.70% -0.10%
1999 90.80% 0.30%
1996 90.50% -0.40%
1993 90.90% 2.00%
1990 88.90% 2.00%