Uganda Poverty Rate 1989-2021

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.
  • Uganda poverty rate for 2016 was 87.60%, a 0.6% increase from 2012.
  • Uganda poverty rate for 2012 was 87.00%, a 2.3% decline from 2009.
  • Uganda poverty rate for 2009 was 89.30%, a 3.3% decline from 2005.
  • Uganda poverty rate for 2005 was 92.60%, a 1.8% decline from 2002.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
South Sudan 97.80%
Malawi 96.60%
Liberia 93.20%
Rwanda 91.90%
Uganda 87.60%
Uganda Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2016 87.60% 0.60%
2012 87.00% -2.30%
2009 89.30% -3.30%
2005 92.60% -1.80%
2002 94.40% -1.00%
1999 95.40% 0.00%
1996 95.40% -0.40%
1992 95.80% 2.40%
1989 93.40% 2.40%