Lao PDR Poverty Rate 1992-2024

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 70.50%, a 8.3% decline from 2012.
  • Lao PDR poverty rate for 2012 was 78.80%, a 9.5% decline from 2007.
  • Lao PDR poverty rate for 2007 was 88.30%, a 3.6% 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 90.80%
Pakistan 84.50%
India 82.60%
Angola 78.00%
Lao PDR 70.50%
Kyrgyz Republic 66.10%
Indonesia 62.80%
Georgia 53.90%
Philippines 53.50%
Honduras 51.30%
Mongolia 38.30%
El Salvador 33.00%
Vietnam 22.20%
Bolivia 19.10%
Moldova 14.60%
Ukraine 9.40%
Lao PDR Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2018 70.50% -8.30%
2012 78.80% -9.50%
2007 88.30% -3.60%
2002 91.90% -2.70%
1997 94.60% 4.50%
1992 90.10% 4.50%