Maldives Poverty Rate 2002-2023

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.
  • Maldives poverty rate for 2019 was 3.90%, a 1.6% decline from 2016.
  • Maldives poverty rate for 2016 was 5.50%, a 45% decline from 2009.
  • Maldives poverty rate for 2009 was 50.50%, a 20.8% decline from 2002.
  • Maldives poverty rate for 2002 was 71.30%, a 71.3% increase from .
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Fiji 52.60%
Armenia 52.30%
Colombia 34.80%
Marshall Islands 31.40%
Ecuador 29.70%
Peru 28.70%
Iran 27.60%
Brazil 26.20%
China 24.70%
Dominican Republic 20.20%
Paraguay 19.70%
Costa Rica 13.70%
Thailand 13.10%
Turkey 12.60%
Serbia 12.10%
Romania 10.90%
Albania 10.90%
Bulgaria 7.20%
Russia 4.20%
Maldives 3.90%
Belarus 2.40%
Maldives Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2019 3.90% -1.60%
2016 5.50% -45.00%
2009 50.50% -20.80%
2002 71.30% -20.80%