Brazil Poverty Rate 1981-2022

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.
  • Brazil poverty rate for 2020 was 13.10%, a 7.5% decline from 2019.
  • Brazil poverty rate for 2019 was 20.60%, a 0.2% decline from 2018.
  • Brazil poverty rate for 2018 was 20.80%, a 0.4% decline from 2017.
  • Brazil poverty rate for 2017 was 21.20%, a 0.1% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Armenia 44.70%
Colombia 38.30%
Peru 32.90%
Ecuador 30.60%
Mexico 28.10%
Paraguay 17.90%
Costa Rica 16.10%
Dominican Republic 15.20%
Brazil 13.10%
Thailand 6.40%
Russia 2.90%
Belarus 0.10%
Brazil Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2020 13.10% -7.50%
2019 20.60% -0.20%
2018 20.80% -0.40%
2017 21.20% 0.10%
2016 21.10% 1.60%
2015 19.50% 1.10%
2014 18.40% -1.50%
2013 19.90% -1.80%
2012 21.70% -2.10%
2011 23.80% -3.50%
2009 27.30% -1.40%
2008 28.70% -3.20%
2007 31.90% -2.10%
2006 34.00% -3.90%
2005 37.90% -2.20%
2004 40.10% -1.40%
2003 41.50% 1.20%
2002 40.30% -0.80%
2001 41.10% -4.70%
1999 45.80% 1.30%
1998 44.50% -1.00%
1997 45.50% 0.00%
1996 45.50% 0.50%
1995 45.00% -11.60%
1993 56.60% -1.40%
1992 58.00% 0.40%
1990 57.60% 5.60%
1989 52.00% -2.80%
1988 54.80% 2.10%
1987 52.70% 10.50%
1986 42.20% -19.20%
1985 61.40% -5.10%
1984 66.50% 0.10%
1983 66.40% 6.60%
1982 59.80% -0.40%
1981 60.20% -0.40%