Lao PDR 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.
  • Lao PDR poverty rate for 2018 was 70.40%, a 8.3% decline from 2012.
  • Lao PDR poverty rate for 2012 was 78.70%, a 9.5% decline from 2007.
  • Lao PDR poverty rate for 2007 was 88.20%, a 3.7% decline from 2002.
  • Lao PDR poverty rate for 2002 was 91.90%, a 2.7% decline from 1997.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Nigeria 92.00%
Angola 88.50%
Pakistan 76.20%
Lao PDR 70.40%
Kyrgyz Republic 54.80%
Indonesia 53.20%
Honduras 50.40%
Philippines 46.90%
Georgia 42.50%
Mongolia 27.10%
El Salvador 26.30%
Bolivia 23.40%
Vietnam 22.40%
Moldova 12.80%
Ukraine 3.40%
Lao PDR Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2018 70.40% -8.30%
2012 78.70% -9.50%
2007 88.20% -3.70%
2002 91.90% -2.70%
1997 94.60% 4.50%
1992 90.10% 4.50%