Nicaragua 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.
  • Nicaragua poverty rate for 2014 was 42.10%, a 15% decline from 2009.
  • Nicaragua poverty rate for 2009 was 57.10%, a 3.9% decline from 2005.
  • Nicaragua poverty rate for 2005 was 61.00%, a 8% decline from 2001.
  • Nicaragua poverty rate for 2001 was 69.00%, a 5.2% decline from 1998.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Timor-Leste 94.60%
Sudan 86.20%
Indonesia 74.90%
Cameroon 74.80%
Kyrgyz Republic 70.80%
Mauritania 66.80%
Georgia 57.00%
Honduras 53.10%
El Salvador 42.70%
Nicaragua 42.10%
Kosovo 39.80%
Vietnam 34.90%
Mongolia 28.10%
Bolivia 20.20%
Moldova 19.90%
Ukraine 9.00%
Nicaragua Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2014 42.10% -15.00%
2009 57.10% -3.90%
2005 61.00% -8.00%
2001 69.00% -5.20%
1998 74.20% -5.00%
1993 79.20% -5.00%