West Bank and Gaza Poverty Rate 2004-2024

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.
  • West Bank and Gaza poverty rate for 2016 was 20.50%, a 2.9% increase from 2011.
  • West Bank and Gaza poverty rate for 2011 was 17.60%, a 1.3% decline from 2010.
  • West Bank and Gaza poverty rate for 2010 was 18.90%, a 0.7% increase from 2009.
  • West Bank and Gaza poverty rate for 2009 was 18.20%, a 9.5% decline from 2007.
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%
West Bank and Gaza Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2016 20.50% 2.90%
2011 17.60% -1.30%
2010 18.90% 0.70%
2009 18.20% -9.50%
2007 27.70% 8.00%
2006 19.70% -1.80%
2005 21.50% -2.10%
2004 23.60% -2.10%