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Economy > Poverty and inequality > Population below national poverty line > Rural: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Percentage of country's population that lives in rural poverty. The poverty line is determined by each country separately.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Haiti 88% 2001
2 Equatorial Guinea 79.9% 2006
3 Sierra Leone 78.5% 2003
4 Zambia 77.9% 2010
5 Guinea-Bissau 75.6% 2010
6 Democratic Republic of the Congo 74.8% 2011
7 Gambia 73.9% 2010
8 Madagascar 73.5% 2005
9 Togo 73.4% 2011
10 Swaziland 73.1% 2010
11 Honduras 71.6% 2010
12 Guatemala 71.4% 2011
13 Central African Republic 69.4% 2008
14 Nigeria 69% 2010
15 Burundi 68.9% 2006
16 Liberia 67.7% 2007
17 Bolivia 66.4% 2009
18 Guinea 64.7% 2012
19 Niger 63.9% 2007
20 Nicaragua 63.3% 2009
21 Mexico 60.8% 2010
22 Lesotho 60.5% 2003
23 Panama 59.8% 2008
24 Mauritania 59.4% 2008
25 Chad 58.6% 2003
26 Sudan 57.6% 2009
27 Senegal 57.1% 2011
28 Mozambique 56.9% 2008
29 Malawi 56.6% 2010
30 Peru 56.5% 2011
31 South Sudan 55.4% 2009
=32 Tajikistan 55% 2007
=32 Cameroon 55% 2007
34 Cote d'Ivoire 54.2% 2008
35 Burkina Faso 52.6% 2009
36 East Timor 51.5% 2007
37 Ecuador 50.9% 2011
38 Philippines 50.7% 1997
39 Mali 50.6% 2010
40 Kenya 49.1% 2005
=41 Rwanda 48.7% 2011
=41 Comoros 48.7% 2004
43 Dominican Republic 48.44% 2011
44 Mongolia 47.8% 2010
45 El Salvador 46.5% 2009
46 Colombia 46.1% 2011
=47 Paraguay 44.8% 2011
=47 Botswana 44.8% 2003
49 Gabon 44.6% 2005
50 Cape Verde 44.3% 2007
51 Belize 44.2% 2002
52 Fiji 43.3% 2009
53 Papua New Guinea 41.3% 1996
54 Yemen 40.1% 2005
55 Kyrgyzstan 39.5% 2010
56 Iraq 39.3% 2007
57 Ghana 39.2% 2006
58 Turkey 38.7% 2009
59 Afghanistan 37.5% 2008
=60 Namibia 37.4% 2009
=60 Tanzania 37.4% 2007
62 Benin 36.1% 2007
63 Armenia 36% 2010
64 Bangladesh 35.16% 2010
65 Cambodia 34.5% 2007
66 India 33.8% 2010
67 Laos 31.7% 2008
68 Bhutan 30.9% 2007
69 Georgia 30.7% 2009
70 Ethiopia 30.4% 2011
71 Moldova 30.3% 2010
72 Egypt 30% 2008
73 Costa Rica 29.3% 2011
74 Nepal 27.4% 2011
75 Uganda 27.2% 2009
=76 Vietnam 27% 2010
=76 Pakistan 27% 2006
78 Jamaica 25.1% 2002
79 Romania 22.3% 2006
80 Republic of Macedonia 21.3% 2006
81 Russia 21.2% 2006
82 Jordan 19% 2006
83 Azerbaijan 18.5% 2008
84 Montenegro 18.4% 2011
85 Bosnia and Herzegovina 17.8% 2007
86 Thailand 16.67% 2011
87 Indonesia 15.1% 2012
88 Albania 14.6% 2008
89 Morocco 14.5% 2007
90 Serbia 13.6% 2010
91 Chile 12.9% 2009
92 Latvia 12.7% 2004
93 Sri Lanka 9.4% 2010
94 Malaysia 8.4% 2009
95 Uruguay 6% 2011
96 Ukraine 4.7% 2008
97 China 2.5% 2005

Citation

Economy > Poverty and inequality > Population below national poverty line > Rural: Countries Compared Map

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Interesting observations about Economy > Poverty and inequality > Population below national poverty line > Rural

  • China has ranked last for poverty and inequality > population below national poverty line > rural since 1996.
  • Bolivia has ranked in the top 3 for poverty and inequality > population below national poverty line > rural since 1999.
  • Madagascar has ranked in the top 4 for poverty and inequality > population below national poverty line > rural since 1993.
  • Swaziland has ranked in the top 4 for poverty and inequality > population below national poverty line > rural since 2001.
  • Guinea-Bissau has ranked in the top 4 for poverty and inequality > population below national poverty line > rural since 2002.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo has ranked in the top 4 for poverty and inequality > population below national poverty line > rural since 2006.
  • Nicaragua has ranked in the top 6 for poverty and inequality > population below national poverty line > rural since 1993.
  • Guinea has ranked in the top 6 for poverty and inequality > population below national poverty line > rural since 1994.
  • Lesotho has ranked in the top 5 for poverty and inequality > population below national poverty line > rural since 1994.
  • Panama has ranked in the top 6 for poverty and inequality > population below national poverty line > rural since 1997.
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