Canada Poverty Rate 1971-2024

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.
  • Canada poverty rate for 2018 was 0.70%, a 0% increase from 2017.
  • Canada poverty rate for 2017 was 0.70%, a 0.3% decline from 2016.
  • Canada poverty rate for 2016 was 1.00%, a 0% increase from 2015.
  • Canada poverty rate for 2015 was 1.00%, a 0% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Panama 12.50%
Argentina 9.70%
Seychelles 6.70%
Uruguay 4.90%
Greece 3.70%
Slovak Republic 3.40%
Italy 3.20%
Israel 3.20%
Latvia 3.00%
Lithuania 2.90%
Hungary 2.80%
Spain 2.70%
Croatia 2.70%
Portugal 2.10%
United States 1.70%
Poland 1.40%
Sweden 1.40%
Austria 1.20%
Estonia 1.10%
Australia 1.00%
Canada 0.70%
United Kingdom 0.70%
Luxembourg 0.70%
Norway 0.50%
Netherlands 0.40%
UAE 0.40%
Denmark 0.30%
Malta 0.30%
Switzerland 0.20%
Finland 0.20%
Belgium 0.20%
Germany 0.20%
Czech Republic 0.20%
Cyprus 0.20%
France 0.10%
Ireland 0.10%
Slovenia 0.10%
Canada Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2018 0.70% 0.00%
2017 0.70% -0.30%
2016 1.00% 0.00%
2015 1.00% 0.00%
2014 1.00% 0.00%
2013 1.00% 0.30%
2012 0.70% 0.00%
2011 0.70% 0.20%
2010 0.50% -0.20%
2009 0.70% 0.00%
2008 0.70% 0.20%
2007 0.50% -0.20%
2006 0.70% -0.30%
2005 1.00% 0.30%
2004 0.70% 0.00%
2003 0.70% 0.00%
2002 0.70% 0.00%
2001 0.70% -0.30%
2000 1.00% -0.20%
1999 1.20% 0.00%
1998 1.20% 0.20%
1997 1.00% 0.00%
1996 1.00% 0.30%
1994 0.70% 0.00%
1991 0.70% -0.30%
1987 1.00% -0.50%
1981 1.50% -1.00%
1975 2.50% -3.20%
1971 5.70% -3.20%