Malaysia Poverty Rate 1984-2024

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.
  • Malaysia poverty rate for 2018 was 3.40%, a 1.4% decline from 2015.
  • Malaysia poverty rate for 2015 was 4.80%, a 1.8% decline from 2013.
  • Malaysia poverty rate for 2013 was 6.60%, a 6.3% decline from 2011.
  • Malaysia poverty rate for 2011 was 12.90%, a 9.2% decline from 2008.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Armenia 48.90%
Colombia 33.90%
Mexico 31.10%
Peru 30.40%
China 28.10%
Ecuador 27.80%
Brazil 26.70%
Dominican Republic 22.20%
Iran 22.10%
North Macedonia 20.80%
Paraguay 19.60%
Montenegro 18.50%
Albania 18.20%
Serbia 17.20%
Thailand 15.60%
Kazakhstan 14.30%
Costa Rica 13.90%
Romania 13.00%
Turkey 10.90%
Bulgaria 8.00%
Russia 4.90%
Malaysia 3.40%
Belarus 1.90%
Malaysia Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2018 3.40% -1.40%
2015 4.80% -1.80%
2013 6.60% -6.30%
2011 12.90% -9.20%
2008 22.10% -0.30%
2006 22.40% -5.40%
2003 27.80% 0.20%
1997 27.60% -8.40%
1995 36.00% -1.10%
1992 37.10% -2.80%
1989 39.90% -0.20%
1987 40.10% 0.90%
1984 39.20% 0.90%