Nigeria Poverty Rate 1985-2024

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.
  • Nigeria poverty rate for 2018 was 90.80%, a 1.3% increase from 2015.
  • Nigeria poverty rate for 2015 was 89.50%, a 1% decline from 2012.
  • Nigeria poverty rate for 2012 was 90.50%, a 0.3% decline from 2010.
  • Nigeria poverty rate for 2010 was 90.80%, a 3.2% decline from 2003.
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%
Nigeria Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2018 90.80% 1.30%
2015 89.50% -1.00%
2012 90.50% -0.30%
2010 90.80% -3.20%
2003 94.00% 1.30%
1996 92.70% 0.30%
1992 92.40% -1.00%
1985 93.40% -1.00%