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 87.70%, a 0.7% increase from 2012.
  • Uganda poverty rate for 2012 was 87.00%, a 2.1% decline from 2009.
  • Uganda poverty rate for 2009 was 89.10%, a 3.2% decline from 2005.
  • Uganda poverty rate for 2005 was 92.30%, a 1.9% decline from 2002.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Malawi 96.80%
Liberia 93.20%
Rwanda 91.90%
Uganda 87.70%
Uganda Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2016 87.70% 0.70%
2012 87.00% -2.10%
2009 89.10% -3.20%
2005 92.30% -1.90%
2002 94.20% -1.00%
1999 95.20% 0.00%
1996 95.20% -0.50%
1992 95.70% 2.50%
1989 93.20% 2.50%