Iran Poverty Rate 1986-2021

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.
  • Iran poverty rate for 2018 was 14.00%, a 0.8% increase from 2017.
  • Iran poverty rate for 2017 was 13.20%, a 0.5% decline from 2016.
  • Iran poverty rate for 2016 was 13.70%, a 0.3% increase from 2015.
  • Iran poverty rate for 2015 was 13.40%, a 0.3% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Armenia 42.50%
Colombia 28.20%
Ecuador 24.20%
Mexico 22.70%
Peru 22.30%
Brazil 19.80%
North Macedonia 17.90%
Paraguay 15.60%
Iran 14.00%
Dominican Republic 13.90%
Costa Rica 11.20%
Romania 10.90%
Turkey 8.50%
Thailand 8.40%
Bulgaria 6.90%
Kazakhstan 4.60%
Russia 3.70%
Belarus 0.40%
Iran Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2018 14.00% 0.80%
2017 13.20% -0.50%
2016 13.70% 0.30%
2015 13.40% 0.30%
2014 13.10% 2.40%
2013 10.70% -4.40%
2009 15.10% -1.70%
2006 16.80% 1.00%
2005 15.80% -18.80%
1998 34.60% -2.20%
1994 36.80% -7.30%
1990 44.10% 1.30%
1986 42.80% 1.30%