Lesotho 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.
  • Lesotho poverty rate for 2017 was 73.20%, a 19.1% decline from 2002.
  • Lesotho poverty rate for 2002 was 92.30%, a 14.2% increase from 1994.
  • Lesotho poverty rate for 1994 was 78.10%, a 6.7% decline from 1986.
  • Lesotho poverty rate for 1986 was 84.80%, a 84.8% increase from .
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Sao Tome and Principe 86.40%
Lesotho 73.20%
Egypt 72.60%
Djibouti 70.20%
Kyrgyz Republic 60.50%
Indonesia 55.80%
Myanmar 54.30%
Honduras 50.30%
Georgia 43.00%
Bhutan 38.90%
El Salvador 29.50%
Bolivia 25.70%
Kosovo 24.40%
Moldova 15.80%
Ukraine 4.60%
Lesotho Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2017 73.20% -19.10%
2002 92.30% 14.20%
1994 78.10% -6.70%
1986 84.80% -6.70%