Canada Poverty Rate 1971-2022

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.
  • Canada poverty rate for 2017 was 0.70%, a 0% increase from 2016.
  • Canada poverty rate for 2016 was 0.70%, a 0% increase from 2015.
  • Canada poverty rate for 2015 was 0.70%, a 0% increase from 2014.
  • Canada poverty rate for 2014 was 0.70%, a 0% increase from 2013.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Panama 14.10%
Argentina 9.80%
Greece 4.70%
Lithuania 3.80%
Croatia 3.60%
Chile 3.60%
Latvia 3.40%
Italy 3.10%
Hungary 3.00%
Uruguay 2.90%
Israel 2.70%
Spain 2.20%
Slovak Republic 2.10%
Portugal 1.80%
United States 1.70%
Poland 1.30%
Estonia 1.00%
United Kingdom 0.90%
Austria 0.70%
Luxembourg 0.70%
Canada 0.70%
Sweden 0.50%
Norway 0.50%
Belgium 0.40%
Ireland 0.40%
Netherlands 0.40%
Czech Republic 0.40%
Malta 0.30%
Denmark 0.20%
Germany 0.20%
Slovenia 0.10%
Cyprus 0.10%
France 0.10%
Switzerland 0.10%
Finland 0.10%
Iceland 0.00%
Canada Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2017 0.70% 0.00%
2016 0.70% 0.00%
2015 0.70% 0.00%
2014 0.70% 0.00%
2013 0.70% 0.00%
2012 0.70% 0.20%
2010 0.50% 0.00%
2007 0.50% -0.20%
2004 0.70% 0.00%
2000 0.70% -0.30%
1998 1.00% 0.00%
1997 1.00% 0.50%
1994 0.50% 0.00%
1991 0.50% -0.20%
1987 0.70% -0.50%
1981 1.20% -0.80%
1975 2.00% -2.50%
1971 4.50% -2.50%