Botswana Poverty Rate 1985-2024

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.
  • Botswana poverty rate for 2015 was 63.50%, a 3.1% increase from 2009.
  • Botswana poverty rate for 2009 was 60.40%, a 8.2% decline from 2002.
  • Botswana poverty rate for 2002 was 68.60%, a 9.7% decline from 1993.
  • Botswana poverty rate for 1993 was 78.30%, a 5.3% decline from 1985.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Botswana 63.50%
Namibia 57.30%
Tonga 47.90%
Armenia 46.70%
China 37.90%
Colombia 34.60%
Peru 32.70%
Dominican Republic 30.40%
Ecuador 28.80%
North Macedonia 28.80%
Romania 27.40%
Serbia 27.20%
Albania 26.20%
Brazil 25.30%
Paraguay 22.60%
Iran 21.90%
Montenegro 21.30%
Kazakhstan 17.20%
Costa Rica 14.80%
Thailand 14.60%
Bulgaria 14.10%
Turkey 13.70%
Russia 5.50%
Malaysia 4.80%
Belarus 4.10%
Botswana Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2015 63.50% 3.10%
2009 60.40% -8.20%
2002 68.60% -9.70%
1993 78.30% -5.30%
1985 83.60% -5.30%