Belize Poverty Rate 1993-2024

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.
  • Belize poverty rate for 1999 was 66.80%, a 1.8% decline from 1998.
  • Belize poverty rate for 1998 was 68.60%, a 1.5% decline from 1997.
  • Belize poverty rate for 1997 was 70.10%, a 0.4% decline from 1996.
  • Belize poverty rate for 1996 was 70.50%, a 5.1% increase from 1994.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
China 93.10%
Belarus 88.00%
Armenia 82.30%
Ecuador 67.80%
Belize 66.80%
Colombia 64.30%
Peru 62.10%
Thailand 58.30%
Brazil 53.80%
Venezuela 53.10%
Russia 48.10%
Suriname 44.50%
Paraguay 41.40%
Costa Rica 36.10%
Jamaica 30.40%
Belize Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
1999 66.80% -1.80%
1998 68.60% -1.50%
1997 70.10% -0.40%
1996 70.50% 5.10%
1994 65.40% 3.60%
1993 61.80% 3.60%