Zambia Poverty Rate 1991-2024

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.
  • Zambia poverty rate for 2015 was 90.70%, a 2.3% decline from 2010.
  • Zambia poverty rate for 2010 was 93.00%, a 0.4% increase from 2006.
  • Zambia poverty rate for 2006 was 92.60%, a 0.7% increase from 2004.
  • Zambia poverty rate for 2004 was 91.90%, a 3.1% decline from 2002.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Zambia 90.70%
Nigeria 89.50%
India 88.90%
Kenya 85.70%
Pakistan 83.80%
Kyrgyz Republic 73.80%
Indonesia 72.90%
Myanmar 72.80%
Egypt 64.50%
Philippines 60.10%
Georgia 56.20%
Honduras 53.20%
Cabo Verde 50.90%
El Salvador 40.20%
Kosovo 35.70%
Bolivia 20.50%
Tunisia 17.90%
Moldova 17.70%
Ukraine 15.00%
Zambia Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2015 90.70% -2.30%
2010 93.00% 0.40%
2006 92.60% 0.70%
2004 91.90% -3.10%
2002 95.00% 5.70%
1998 89.30% 0.50%
1996 88.80% -3.00%
1993 91.80% 3.20%
1991 88.60% 3.20%