Cameroon Poverty Rate 1996-2021

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.
  • Cameroon poverty rate for 2014 was 71.00%, a 10.4% decline from 2007.
  • Cameroon poverty rate for 2007 was 81.40%, a 0.5% increase from 2001.
  • Cameroon poverty rate for 2001 was 80.90%, a 8.2% decline from 1996.
  • Cameroon poverty rate for 1996 was 89.10%, a 89.1% increase from .
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Timor-Leste 91.80%
Sudan 79.30%
Cameroon 71.00%
Indonesia 66.60%
Kyrgyz Republic 60.70%
Mauritania 58.80%
Honduras 52.50%
Georgia 45.70%
El Salvador 35.50%
Nicaragua 35.40%
Vietnam 35.00%
Kosovo 28.70%
Bolivia 24.80%
Mongolia 18.20%
Moldova 17.90%
Ukraine 2.50%
Cameroon Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2014 71.00% -10.40%
2007 81.40% 0.50%
2001 80.90% -8.20%
1996 89.10% -8.20%