Sub-Saharan Africa 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.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa poverty rate for 2022 was 0.00%, a 0% increase from 2021.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa poverty rate for 2021 was 0.00%, a 0% increase from 2020.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa poverty rate for 2020 was 0.00%, a 87.3% decline from 2019.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa poverty rate for 2019 was 87.30%, a 0% increase 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%
Sub-Saharan Africa 0.00%
OECD members 0.00%
North America 0.00%
European Union 0.00%
Euro Area 0.00%
Sub-Saharan Africa Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2022 0.00% 0.00%
2021 0.00% 0.00%
2020 0.00% -87.30%
2019 87.30% 0.00%
2018 87.30% -0.10%
2017 87.40% -0.10%
2016 87.50% 0.00%
2015 87.50% -0.20%
2014 87.70% -0.40%
2013 88.10% -0.30%
2012 88.40% -0.30%
2011 88.70% -0.20%
2010 88.90% -0.50%
2009 89.40% -0.10%
2008 89.50% -0.50%
2007 90.00% -0.30%
2006 90.30% -0.70%
2005 91.00% -0.30%
2004 91.30% -0.40%
2003 91.70% 0.10%
2002 91.60% 0.00%
2001 91.60% 0.00%
2000 91.60% 0.10%
1999 91.50% 0.20%
1998 91.30% 0.20%
1997 91.10% -0.10%
1996 91.20% -0.20%
1995 91.40% -0.20%
1994 91.60% 0.10%
1993 91.50% 0.70%
1992 90.80% 0.40%
1991 90.40% 0.20%
1990 90.20% 90.20%
1989 0.00% 0.00%
1988 0.00% 0.00%
1987 0.00% 0.00%
1986 0.00% 0.00%
1985 0.00% 0.00%
1984 0.00% 0.00%
1983 0.00% 0.00%
1982 0.00% 0.00%
1981 0.00% 0.00%
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%