Uganda Poverty Rate 1989-2024

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 2019 was 91.10%, a 1.2% increase from 2016.
  • Uganda poverty rate for 2016 was 89.90%, a 0.4% increase from 2012.
  • Uganda poverty rate for 2012 was 89.50%, a 1.8% decline from 2009.
  • Uganda poverty rate for 2009 was 91.30%, a 3% decline from 2005.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Malawi 97.30%
Uganda 91.10%
Zimbabwe 85.00%
Uganda Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2019 91.10% 1.20%
2016 89.90% 0.40%
2012 89.50% -1.80%
2009 91.30% -3.00%
2005 94.30% -1.10%
2002 95.40% -0.90%
1999 96.30% 0.00%
1996 96.30% -0.50%
1992 96.80% 1.90%
1989 94.90% 1.90%