China Poverty Rate 1990-2022

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.
  • China poverty rate for 2019 was 15.80%, a 3.2% decline from 2018.
  • China poverty rate for 2018 was 19.00%, a 3.3% decline from 2017.
  • China poverty rate for 2017 was 22.30%, a 1.7% decline from 2016.
  • China poverty rate for 2016 was 24.00%, a 3.2% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Fiji 49.40%
Armenia 44.00%
Colombia 29.40%
Ecuador 25.40%
Marshall Islands 22.50%
Brazil 20.60%
Peru 20.60%
Iran 17.80%
China 15.80%
Paraguay 15.40%
Dominican Republic 12.40%
Costa Rica 10.60%
Turkey 10.20%
Serbia 10.10%
Albania 10.00%
Romania 9.20%
Thailand 6.20%
Bulgaria 6.20%
Russia 3.00%
Maldives 1.70%
Belarus 0.20%
China Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2019 15.80% -3.20%
2018 19.00% -3.30%
2017 22.30% -1.70%
2016 24.00% -3.20%
2015 27.20% -4.30%
2014 31.50% -4.90%
2013 36.40% -8.00%
2012 44.40% -4.80%
2011 49.20% -4.30%
2010 53.50% -7.20%
2008 60.70% -9.80%
2005 70.50% -10.10%
2002 80.60% -8.30%
1999 88.90% -3.40%
1996 92.30% -4.00%
1993 96.30% -1.80%
1990 98.10% -1.80%