India Poverty Rate 1977-2024

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.
  • India poverty rate for 2019 was 83.80%, a 1.2% increase from 2018.
  • India poverty rate for 2018 was 82.60%, a 2.7% decline from 2017.
  • India poverty rate for 2017 was 85.30%, a 3.4% decline from 2016.
  • India poverty rate for 2016 was 88.70%, a 0.2% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
India 83.80%
Vanuatu 76.10%
Kiribati 68.90%
Egypt 68.80%
Kyrgyz Republic 63.70%
Indonesia 61.90%
Georgia 54.20%
Honduras 49.50%
Sri Lanka 49.30%
El Salvador 28.80%
Bolivia 15.50%
Moldova 14.70%
Ukraine 7.10%
India Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2019 83.80% 1.20%
2018 82.60% -2.70%
2017 85.30% -3.40%
2016 88.70% -0.20%
2015 88.90% -1.00%
2011 89.90% -3.00%
2009 92.90% -1.50%
2004 94.40% -2.20%
1993 96.60% 0.00%
1987 96.60% -0.70%
1983 97.30% -0.40%
1977 97.70% -0.40%