Egypt Poverty Rate 1990-2021

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.
  • Egypt poverty rate for 2017 was 72.60%, a 8.2% increase from 2015.
  • Egypt poverty rate for 2015 was 64.40%, a 3.3% decline from 2012.
  • Egypt poverty rate for 2012 was 67.70%, a 2.8% decline from 2010.
  • Egypt poverty rate for 2010 was 70.50%, a 6.9% decline from 2008.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Sao Tome and Principe 86.40%
Lesotho 73.20%
Egypt 72.60%
Djibouti 70.20%
Kyrgyz Republic 60.50%
Indonesia 55.80%
Myanmar 54.30%
Honduras 50.30%
Georgia 43.00%
Bhutan 38.90%
El Salvador 29.50%
Bolivia 25.70%
Kosovo 24.40%
Moldova 15.80%
Ukraine 4.60%
Egypt Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2017 72.60% 8.20%
2015 64.40% -3.30%
2012 67.70% -2.80%
2010 70.50% -6.90%
2008 77.40% -0.30%
2004 77.70% 7.30%
1999 70.40% -11.40%
1995 81.80% 3.00%
1990 78.80% 3.00%