East Asia & Pacific Poverty Rate 1960-2024

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 2022 was 29.20%, a 0.4% decline from 2021.
  • East Asia & Pacific poverty rate for 2021 was 29.60%, a 2.9% decline from 2020.
  • East Asia & Pacific poverty rate for 2020 was 32.50%, a 0.2% increase from 2019.
  • East Asia & Pacific poverty rate for 2019 was 32.30%, a 2.6% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
South Asia 79.20%
World 45.50%
East Asia & Pacific 29.20%
Latin America & Caribbean 25.20%
European Union 0.00%
Euro Area 0.00%
Sub-Saharan Africa 0.00%
OECD members 0.00%
North America 0.00%
East Asia & Pacific Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2022 29.20% -0.40%
2021 29.60% -2.90%
2020 32.50% 0.20%
2019 32.30% -2.60%
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% -3.60%
2011 60.20% -3.30%
2010 63.50% -4.20%
2009 67.70% -3.10%
2008 70.80% -2.10%
2007 72.90% -3.10%
2006 76.00% -2.20%
2005 78.20% -2.70%
2004 80.90% -2.20%
2003 83.10% -2.10%
2002 85.20% -2.60%
2001 87.80% -1.70%
2000 89.50% -1.20%
1999 90.70% -0.70%
1998 91.40% -0.20%
1997 91.60% -0.70%
1996 92.30% -1.00%
1995 93.30% -0.90%
1994 94.20% -0.80%
1993 95.00% -0.50%
1992 95.50% -0.50%
1991 96.00% -0.30%
1990 96.30% -0.20%
1989 96.50% -0.40%
1988 96.90% -0.30%
1987 97.20% -0.20%
1986 97.40% -0.10%
1985 97.50% 0.00%
1984 97.50% 0.00%
1983 97.50% -0.10%
1982 97.60% 0.00%
1981 97.60% 97.60%
1980 0.00% 0.00%
1979 0.00% 0.00%
1978 0.00% 0.00%
1977 0.00% 0.00%
1976 0.00% 0.00%
1975 0.00% 0.00%
1974 0.00% 0.00%
1973 0.00% 0.00%
1972 0.00% 0.00%
1971 0.00% 0.00%
1970 0.00% 0.00%
1969 0.00% 0.00%
1968 0.00% 0.00%
1967 0.00% 0.00%
1966 0.00% 0.00%
1965 0.00% 0.00%
1964 0.00% 0.00%
1963 0.00% 0.00%
1962 0.00% 0.00%
1961 0.00% 0.00%
1960 0.00% 0.00%