Lesotho Poverty Rate 1986-2024

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.
  • Lesotho poverty rate for 2017 was 81.00%, a 14.1% decline from 2002.
  • Lesotho poverty rate for 2002 was 95.10%, a 12.2% increase from 1994.
  • Lesotho poverty rate for 1994 was 82.90%, a 6.1% decline from 1986.
  • Lesotho poverty rate for 1986 was 89.00%, a 89% increase from .
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
India 85.30%
Lesotho 81.00%
Sao Tome and Principe 79.70%
Djibouti 78.50%
Egypt 72.60%
Kyrgyz Republic 70.30%
Myanmar 68.20%
Indonesia 65.30%
Georgia 53.90%
Honduras 51.20%
Bhutan 39.50%
El Salvador 36.30%
Kosovo 34.20%
Bolivia 21.00%
Moldova 17.50%
Ukraine 10.80%
Lesotho Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2017 81.00% -14.10%
2002 95.10% 12.20%
1994 82.90% -6.10%
1986 89.00% -6.10%