Uganda Poverty Rate 1989-2020

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.
  • Uganda poverty rate for 2016 was 87.80%, a 0.7% increase from 2012.
  • Uganda poverty rate for 2012 was 87.10%, a 2.1% decline from 2009.
  • Uganda poverty rate for 2009 was 89.20%, a 3.3% decline from 2005.
  • Uganda poverty rate for 2005 was 92.50%, a 1.7% decline from 2002.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Malawi 96.70%
Liberia 92.20%
Rwanda 91.60%
Uganda 87.80%
Uganda Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2016 87.80% 0.70%
2012 87.10% -2.10%
2009 89.20% -3.30%
2005 92.50% -1.70%
2002 94.20% -1.00%
1999 95.20% -0.10%
1996 95.30% -0.50%
1992 95.80% 2.60%
1989 93.20% 2.60%