Ghana Poverty Rate 1987-2024

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.
  • Ghana poverty rate for 2016 was 78.50%, a 2% decline from 2012.
  • Ghana poverty rate for 2012 was 80.50%, a 10.5% decline from 2005.
  • Ghana poverty rate for 2005 was 91.00%, a 4% decline from 1998.
  • Ghana poverty rate for 1998 was 95.00%, a 1.9% decline from 1991.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
India 88.70%
Bangladesh 86.90%
Ghana 78.50%
Eswatini 78.10%
Kyrgyz Republic 71.30%
Indonesia 68.30%
Georgia 56.30%
Sri Lanka 52.80%
Honduras 50.50%
Mongolia 41.90%
El Salvador 38.70%
Kosovo 35.00%
Vietnam 27.10%
Bolivia 22.00%
West Bank and Gaza 20.50%
Moldova 17.70%
Ukraine 15.40%
Ghana Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2016 78.50% -2.00%
2012 80.50% -10.50%
2005 91.00% -4.00%
1998 95.00% -1.90%
1991 96.90% 0.00%
1988 96.90% -0.30%
1987 97.20% -0.30%