Jamaica Poverty Rate 1988-2024

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.
  • Jamaica poverty rate for 2004 was 29.10%, a 4.2% decline from 2002.
  • Jamaica poverty rate for 2002 was 33.30%, a 2.9% increase from 1999.
  • Jamaica poverty rate for 1999 was 30.40%, a 12.4% decline from 1996.
  • Jamaica poverty rate for 1996 was 42.80%, a 21.6% decline from 1993.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Armenia 73.50%
Kazakhstan 64.30%
Venezuela 61.50%
Peru 59.80%
Ecuador 58.90%
Colombia 57.30%
Dominican Republic 57.00%
Belarus 54.30%
Brazil 47.30%
Thailand 44.30%
Paraguay 42.80%
Azerbaijan 42.30%
Mexico 42.10%
Turkey 30.80%
Jamaica 29.10%
Costa Rica 27.90%
Russia 25.60%
Bosnia 6.60%
Jamaica Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2004 29.10% -4.20%
2002 33.30% 2.90%
1999 30.40% -12.40%
1996 42.80% -21.60%
1993 64.40% 14.90%
1990 49.50% 3.70%
1988 45.80% 3.70%