Egypt Poverty Rate 1990-2024

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.
  • Egypt poverty rate for 2019 was 68.80%, a 3.8% decline from 2017.
  • Egypt poverty rate for 2017 was 72.60%, a 8.1% increase from 2015.
  • Egypt poverty rate for 2015 was 64.50%, a 3.3% decline from 2012.
  • Egypt poverty rate for 2012 was 67.80%, a 2.8% decline from 2010.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
India 83.80%
Vanuatu 76.10%
Kiribati 68.90%
Egypt 68.80%
Kyrgyz Republic 63.70%
Indonesia 61.90%
Georgia 54.20%
Honduras 49.50%
Sri Lanka 49.30%
El Salvador 28.80%
Bolivia 15.50%
Moldova 14.70%
Ukraine 7.10%
Egypt Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2019 68.80% -3.80%
2017 72.60% 8.10%
2015 64.50% -3.30%
2012 67.80% -2.80%
2010 70.60% -6.90%
2008 77.50% -0.20%
2004 77.70% 7.30%
1999 70.40% -11.40%
1995 81.80% 2.90%
1990 78.90% 2.90%