Thailand Poverty Rate 1981-2020

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.
  • Thailand poverty rate for 2018 was 8.60%, a 0.8% increase from 2017.
  • Thailand poverty rate for 2017 was 7.80%, a 0.6% decline from 2016.
  • Thailand poverty rate for 2016 was 8.40%, a 1.3% increase from 2015.
  • Thailand poverty rate for 2015 was 7.10%, a 3.5% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Armenia 50.40%
Colombia 27.80%
Ecuador 24.20%
Mexico 23.00%
Peru 22.10%
Brazil 19.90%
Paraguay 17.00%
Dominican Republic 13.80%
Costa Rica 10.90%
Turkey 9.20%
Thailand 8.60%
Russia 2.30%
Belarus 0.40%
Thailand Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2018 8.60% 0.80%
2017 7.80% -0.60%
2016 8.40% 1.30%
2015 7.10% -3.50%
2014 10.60% -1.00%
2013 11.60% -2.10%
2012 13.70% 0.00%
2011 13.70% -4.10%
2010 17.80% -2.50%
2009 20.30% -2.70%
2008 23.00% -1.80%
2007 24.80% -2.30%
2006 27.10% -6.80%
2004 33.90% -6.20%
2002 40.10% -8.80%
2000 48.90% 0.60%
1999 48.30% 4.00%
1998 44.30% -1.10%
1996 45.40% -5.50%
1994 50.90% -7.10%
1992 58.00% -6.70%
1990 64.70% -3.80%
1988 68.50% -1.10%
1981 69.60% -1.10%