Kenya Poverty Rate 1992-2021

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.
  • Kenya poverty rate for 2015 was 86.60%, a 1.7% decline from 2005.
  • Kenya poverty rate for 2005 was 88.30%, a 5% increase from 1997.
  • Kenya poverty rate for 1997 was 83.30%, a 1.2% decline from 1994.
  • Kenya poverty rate for 1994 was 84.50%, a 8.3% increase from 1992.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Zambia 88.10%
Kenya 86.60%
Pakistan 75.90%
Egypt 64.40%
Indonesia 64.30%
Kyrgyz Republic 63.90%
Myanmar 62.10%
Philippines 54.60%
Honduras 52.20%
Georgia 44.80%
Cabo Verde 41.30%
El Salvador 32.60%
Bolivia 25.40%
Kosovo 25.00%
Tunisia 17.50%
Moldova 15.50%
Ukraine 6.30%
Kenya Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2015 86.60% -1.70%
2005 88.30% 5.00%
1997 83.30% -1.20%
1994 84.50% 8.30%
1992 76.20% 8.30%