Zambia Poverty Rate 1991-2021

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.
  • Zambia poverty rate for 2015 was 88.10%, a 3% decline from 2010.
  • Zambia poverty rate for 2010 was 91.10%, a 0.7% increase from 2006.
  • Zambia poverty rate for 2006 was 90.40%, a 1.1% increase from 2004.
  • Zambia poverty rate for 2004 was 89.30%, a 3.6% decline from 2002.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Zambia 88.10%
Kenya 86.60%
Pakistan 75.90%
Egypt 64.40%
Indonesia 64.30%
Kyrgyz Republic 63.90%
Myanmar 62.10%
Philippines 54.60%
Honduras 52.20%
Georgia 44.80%
Cabo Verde 41.30%
El Salvador 32.60%
Bolivia 25.40%
Kosovo 25.00%
Tunisia 17.50%
Moldova 15.50%
Ukraine 6.30%
Zambia Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2015 88.10% -3.00%
2010 91.10% 0.70%
2006 90.40% 1.10%
2004 89.30% -3.60%
2002 92.90% 7.30%
1998 85.60% 0.80%
1996 84.80% -4.20%
1993 89.00% 3.90%
1991 85.10% 3.90%