Jamaica Poverty Rate 1988-2021

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.
  • Jamaica poverty rate for 2004 was 29.30%, a 4.3% decline from 2002.
  • Jamaica poverty rate for 2002 was 33.60%, a 3.1% increase from 1999.
  • Jamaica poverty rate for 1999 was 30.50%, a 12.3% decline from 1996.
  • Jamaica poverty rate for 1996 was 42.80%, a 21.6% decline from 1993.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Armenia 68.10%
Venezuela 55.20%
Ecuador 54.90%
Colombia 51.40%
Peru 50.00%
Kazakhstan 48.60%
Dominican Republic 45.80%
Brazil 40.10%
Mexico 37.40%
Paraguay 37.00%
Thailand 33.40%
Jamaica 29.30%
Belarus 27.40%
Turkey 27.00%
Costa Rica 23.10%
Russia 21.80%
Azerbaijan 13.90%
Bosnia 4.00%
Jamaica Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2004 29.30% -4.30%
2002 33.60% 3.10%
1999 30.50% -12.30%
1996 42.80% -21.60%
1993 64.40% 14.90%
1990 49.50% 3.70%
1988 45.80% 3.70%