Thailand Poverty Rate 1981-2021

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.
  • Thailand poverty rate for 2019 was 6.20%, a 2.2% decline from 2018.
  • Thailand poverty rate for 2018 was 8.40%, a 0.8% increase from 2017.
  • Thailand poverty rate for 2017 was 7.60%, a 0.6% decline from 2016.
  • Thailand poverty rate for 2016 was 8.20%, a 1.2% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Armenia 44.00%
Colombia 29.40%
Ecuador 25.40%
Peru 20.60%
Brazil 19.60%
Paraguay 15.40%
Dominican Republic 12.40%
Costa Rica 10.60%
Turkey 10.20%
Thailand 6.20%
Belarus 0.20%
Thailand Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2019 6.20% -2.20%
2018 8.40% 0.80%
2017 7.60% -0.60%
2016 8.20% 1.20%
2015 7.00% -3.40%
2014 10.40% -0.90%
2013 11.30% -2.20%
2012 13.50% 0.10%
2011 13.40% -4.10%
2010 17.50% -2.50%
2009 20.00% -2.50%
2008 22.50% -2.00%
2007 24.50% -2.30%
2006 26.80% -6.60%
2004 33.40% -6.30%
2002 39.70% -8.90%
2000 48.60% 0.80%
1999 47.80% 3.90%
1998 43.90% -1.10%
1996 45.00% -5.50%
1994 50.50% -7.20%
1992 57.70% -6.90%
1990 64.60% -3.60%
1988 68.20% -1.10%
1981 69.30% -1.10%