About the Portal :

The Poverty and Equity Data Portal is the World Bank Group’s comprehensive source for the latest data on poverty, inequality, and shared prosperity. The portal allows you to explore several poverty and inequality indicators for countries and regions as well as explore countries by various income levels – low income, lower middle income, and upper middle income, and access poverty and inequality data for fragile,IDA and other country groupings.

Global Poverty Indicators

Poverty headcount ratio at $1.90 a day  % of population)
35.3%

 

Number of poor at $1.90 a day (2011 PPP)
1.8670 billion 769 million

 

Source: PovcalNet

 

Notes:
International Poverty Line has a value of US$1.90 PPP
Lower Middle Income Class Poverty Line has a value of US$3.20 PPP
Upper Middle Income Class Poverty Line has a value of US$5.50 PPP

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