East Asia & Pacific Poverty Rate 1981-2024

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.
  • East Asia & Pacific poverty rate for 2019 was 32.10%, a 2.8% decline from 2018.
  • East Asia & Pacific poverty rate for 2018 was 34.90%, a 3.2% decline from 2017.
  • East Asia & Pacific poverty rate for 2017 was 38.10%, a 2.2% decline from 2016.
  • East Asia & Pacific poverty rate for 2016 was 40.30%, a 3.3% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Sub-Saharan Africa 86.40%
South Asia 82.30%
World 46.90%
East Asia & Pacific 32.10%
Latin America & Caribbean 28.00%
East Asia & Pacific Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2019 32.10% -2.80%
2018 34.90% -3.20%
2017 38.10% -2.20%
2016 40.30% -3.30%
2015 43.60% -3.70%
2014 47.30% -3.90%
2013 51.20% -5.40%
2012 56.60% -3.70%
2011 60.30% -3.30%
2010 63.60% -4.60%
2009 68.20% -2.70%
2008 70.90% -2.10%
2007 73.00% -3.30%
2006 76.30% -2.00%
2005 78.30% -3.10%
2004 81.40% -2.20%
2003 83.60% -1.70%
2002 85.30% -2.50%
2001 87.80% -1.40%
2000 89.20% -1.50%
1999 90.70% -0.80%
1998 91.50% -0.30%
1997 91.80% -0.50%
1996 92.30% -1.10%
1995 93.40% -0.90%
1994 94.30% -0.70%
1993 95.00% -0.60%
1992 95.60% -0.40%
1991 96.00% -0.30%
1990 96.30% -0.30%
1989 96.60% -0.30%
1988 96.90% -0.30%
1987 97.20% -0.20%
1986 97.40% -0.20%
1985 97.60% 0.00%
1984 97.60% -0.10%
1983 97.70% 0.00%
1982 97.70% -0.10%
1981 97.80% -0.10%