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  The World Factbook.  2008.
 
Population below poverty line
 
 
CountryPopulation below poverty line
Afghanistan53% (2003)
Albania25% (2004 est.)
Algeria25% (2005 est.)
American SamoaNA%
AndorraNA%
Angola70% (2003 est.)
Anguilla23% (2002)
Antigua and BarbudaNA%
Argentina23.4% (January-June 2007)
Armenia26.5% (2006 est.)
ArubaNA%
AustraliaNA%
Austria5.9% (2004)
Azerbaijan24% (2005 est.)
Bahamas, The9.3% (2004)
BahrainNA%
Bangladesh45% (2004 est.)
BarbadosNA%
Belarus27.1% (2003 est.)
Belgium15% (2007 est.)
Belize33.5% (2002 est.)
Benin37.4% (2007 est.)
Bermuda19% (2000)
Bhutan31.7% (2003)
Bolivia60% (2006 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina25% (2004 est.)
Botswana30.3% (2003)
Brazil31% (2005)
British Virgin IslandsNA%
BruneiNA%
Bulgaria14.1% (2003 est.)
Burkina Faso46.4% (2004)
Burma32.7% (2007 est.)
Burundi68% (2002 est.)
Cambodia35% (2004)
Cameroon48% (2000 est.)
Canada10.8%; note - this figure is the Low Income Cut-Off (LICO), a calculation that results in higher figures than found in many comparable economies; Canada does not have an official poverty line (2005)
Cape Verde30% (2000)
Cayman IslandsNA%
Central African RepublicNA%
Chad80% (2001 est.)
Chile18.2% (2005)
China8%
note: 21.5 million rural population live below the official "absolute poverty" line (approximately $90 per year); and an additional 35.5 million rural population above that but below the official "low income" line (approximately $125 per year) (2006 est.)
Colombia49.2% (2005)
Comoros60% (2002 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of theNA%
Congo, Republic of theNA%
Cook IslandsNA%
Costa Rica18% (2004 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire37% (1995)
Croatia11% (2003)
CubaNA%
CyprusNA%
Czech RepublicNA%
DenmarkNA%
Djibouti42% (2007 est.)
Dominica30% (2002 est.)
Dominican Republic42.2% (2004)
Ecuador38.3% (2006)
Egypt20% (2005 est.)
El Salvador30.7% (2006 est.)
Equatorial GuineaNA%
Eritrea50% (2004 est.)
Estonia5% (2003)
Ethiopia38.7% (FY05/06 est.)
European Unionsee individual country listings
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)NA%
Faroe IslandsNA%
Fiji25.5% (FY90/91)
FinlandNA%
France6.2% (2004)
French PolynesiaNA%
GabonNA%
Gambia, TheNA%
Gaza Strip80% (2007 est.)
Georgia31% (2006)
Germany11% (2001 est.)
Ghana28.5% (2007 est.)
GibraltarNA%
GreeceNA%
GreenlandNA%
Grenada32% (2000)
Guam23% (2001 est.)
Guatemala56.2% (2004 est.)
GuernseyNA%
Guinea47% (2006 est.)
Guinea-BissauNA%
GuyanaNA%
Haiti80% (2003 est.)
Holy See (Vatican City)NA%
Honduras50.7% (2004)
Hong KongNA%
Hungary8.6% (1993 est.)
IcelandNA%
India25% (2007 est.)
Indonesia17.8% (2006)
Iran18% (2007 est.)
IraqNA%
Ireland7% (2005 est.)
Isle of ManNA%
Israel21.6%
note: Israel's poverty line is $7.30 per person per day (2005)
ItalyNA%
Jamaica14.8% (2003 est.)
JapanNA%
JerseyNA%
Jordan14.2% (2002)
Kazakhstan19% (2004 est.)
Kenya50% (2000 est.)
KiribatiNA%
Korea, NorthNA%
Korea, South15% (2003 est.)
Kosovo30% (2006 est.)
Kosovo30% (2006 est.)
KuwaitNA%
Kyrgyzstan40% (2004 est.)
Laos30.7% (2005 est.)
LatviaNA%
Lebanon28% (1999 est.)
Lesotho49% (1999)
Liberia80% (2000 est.)
Libya7.4% (2005 est.)
LiechtensteinNA%
Lithuania4% (2003)
LuxembourgNA%
MacauNA%
Macedonia30% (2005)
Madagascar50% (2004 est.)
Malawi53% (2004)
Malaysia5.1% (2002 est.)
Maldives21% (2004)
Mali64% (2001 est.)
MaltaNA%
Marshall IslandsNA%
Mauritania40% (2004 est.)
Mauritius10% (2001 est.)
MayotteNA%
Mexico13.8%
note: food-based poverty. Asset based poverty amounted to more than 40% (2006)
Micronesia, Federated States of26.7% (2000)
Moldova29.5% (2005)
MonacoNA%
Mongolia36.1% (2004)
Montenegro7% (2007 est.)
MontserratNA%
Morocco15% (2007 est.)
Mozambique70% (2001 est.)
Namibiathe UNDP's 2005 Human Development Report indicated that 34.9% of the population live on $1 per day and 55.8% live on $2 per day
NauruNA%
Nepal30.9% (2004)
Netherlands10.5% (2005)
Netherlands AntillesNA%
New CaledoniaNA%
New ZealandNA%
Nicaragua48% (2005)
Niger63% (1993 est.)
Nigeria60% (2000 est.)
NiueNA%
Northern Mariana IslandsNA%
NorwayNA%
OmanNA%
Pakistan24% (FY05/06 est.)
PalauNA%
Panama37% (1999 est.)
Papua New Guinea37% (2002 est.)
Paraguay32% (2005 est.)
Peru44.5% (2006)
Philippines30% (2003 est.)
Poland17% (2003 est.)
PortugalNA%
Puerto RicoNA%
QatarNA%
Romania25% (2005 est.)
Russia15.8% (November 2007)
Rwanda60% (2001 est.)
Saint HelenaNA%
Saint Kitts and NevisNA%
Saint LuciaNA%
Saint Pierre and MiquelonNA%
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesNA%
SamoaNA%
San MarinoNA%
Sao Tome and Principe54% (2004 est.)
Saudi ArabiaNA%
Senegal54% (2001 est.)
Serbia30%
note: data covers the former Serbia and Montenegro (1999 est.)
SeychellesNA%
Sierra Leone70.2% (2004)
SingaporeNA%
Slovakia21% (2002)
Slovenia12.9% (2004)
Solomon IslandsNA%
SomaliaNA%
South Africa50% (2000 est.)
Spain19.8% (2005)
Sri Lanka22% (2002 est.)
Sudan40% (2004 est.)
Suriname70% (2002 est.)
Swaziland69% (2006)
SwedenNA%
SwitzerlandNA%
Syria11.9% (2006 est.)
Taiwan0.95% (2007 est.)
Tajikistan64% (2004 est.)
Tanzania36% (2002 est.)
Thailand10% (2004 est.)
Timor-Leste42% (2003 est.)
Togo32% (1989 est.)
TokelauNA%
Tonga24% (FY03/04)
Trinidad and Tobago17% (2007 est.)
Tunisia7.4% (2005 est.)
Turkey20% (2002)
Turkmenistan27% (2002)
Turks and Caicos IslandsNA%
TuvaluNA%
Uganda35% (2001 est.)
Ukraine37.7% (2003)
United Arab Emirates19.5% (2003)
United Kingdom14% (2006 est.)
United States12% (2004 est.)
Uruguay27.37% of households (2006)
Uzbekistan33% (2004 est.)
VanuatuNA%
Venezuela37.9% (end 2005 est.)
Vietnam14.75% (2007 est.)
Virgin Islands28.9% (2002)
Wallis and FutunaNA%
West Bank46% (2007 est.)
Western SaharaNA%
Yemen45.2% (2003)
Zambia86% (1993)
Zimbabwe68% (2004)

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