Nigeria Poverty Rate 1985-2022

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.
  • Nigeria poverty rate for 2018 was 92.00%, a 1.2% increase from 2015.
  • Nigeria poverty rate for 2015 was 90.80%, a 0.9% decline from 2012.
  • Nigeria poverty rate for 2012 was 91.70%, a 0.2% decline from 2010.
  • Nigeria poverty rate for 2010 was 91.90%, a 2.8% decline from 2003.
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 77.60%
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%
Nigeria Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2018 92.00% 1.20%
2015 90.80% -0.90%
2012 91.70% -0.20%
2010 91.90% -2.80%
2003 94.70% 1.40%
1996 93.30% 0.00%
1992 93.30% -0.90%
1985 94.20% -0.90%