Zambia Poverty Rate 1991-2020

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.
  • Zambia poverty rate for 2015 was 87.20%, a 3.3% decline from 2010.
  • Zambia poverty rate for 2010 was 90.50%, a 0.7% increase from 2006.
  • Zambia poverty rate for 2006 was 89.80%, a 1.3% increase from 2004.
  • Zambia poverty rate for 2004 was 88.50%, a 3.9% decline from 2002.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Zambia 87.20%
Kenya 86.50%
Pakistan 75.40%
Kyrgyz Republic 70.00%
Myanmar 67.20%
Indonesia 67.00%
Egypt 61.90%
Philippines 55.10%
Honduras 53.80%
Georgia 45.30%
Cabo Verde 40.80%
El Salvador 31.80%
Bolivia 25.60%
Kosovo 21.40%
Tunisia 17.50%
Moldova 16.10%
Ukraine 7.80%
Zambia Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2015 87.20% -3.30%
2010 90.50% 0.70%
2006 89.80% 1.30%
2004 88.50% -3.90%
2002 92.40% 7.90%
1998 84.50% 0.60%
1996 83.90% -4.30%
1993 88.20% 4.00%
1991 84.20% 4.00%