Population Living Below $2 a Day in Developing Countries

The percentage of the population living below the specified poverty line: $2 a day—at 1985 international prices (equivalent to $2.15 at 1993 international prices), adjusted for purchasing power parity.

Country Percent Country Percent Country Percent
Zambia 94.1% Mongolia 74.9% Honduras 44.0%
Nigeria 92.4 Sierra Leone 74.5 Egypt 43.9
Mali 90.6 Laos 74.1 Tajikistan 42.8
Tanzania 89.9 Benin 73.7 Bolivia 42.2
Burundi 87.6 Pakistan 73.6 Sri Lanka 41.6
Niger 85.8 Burkina Faso 71.8 El Salvador 40.6
Madagascar 85.1 Nepal 68.5 Trinidad and Tobago 39.0
Central African Republic 84.0 Moldova 63.7 Ecuador 37.2
Rwanda 83.7 Mauritania 63.1 South Africa 34.1
Zimbabwe 83.0 Senegal 63.0 Paraguay 33.2
Gambia 82.9 Kenya 58.3 Guatemala 31.9
Bangladesh 82.8 Lesotho 56.1 Peru 31.8
Nicaragua 79.9 Namibia 55.8 Armenia 31.1
India 79.9 Indonesia 52.4 Venezuela 27.6
Ghana 78.5 Cameroon 50.6 Georgia 25.3
Mozambique 78.4 Botswana 50.1 Thailand 25.2
Haiti 78.0 Côte d'Ivoire 48.8 Argentina 23.0
Ethiopia 77.8 Philippines 47.5 Kyrgyzstan 21.4
Cambodia 77.7 China 46.7 Brazil 21.2
Malawi 76.1 Yemen 45.2 Mexico 20.4
Source: Human Development Report, 2006, United Nations. Web: hdr.undp.org.

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