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POVERY RATE OF ALL NATIONS BASED ON CIA WORLD FACT BOOK, BROGEN PROJECT, AND THE WORLD BANK

Country Poverty Rate of countries and other territories/entities based off of CIA World Fact Book, Borgen Project, and the World Bank (not exact and subject to change) Year Continent
 Syria 82.5% 2014 Asia
 Somalia 73.0% 2017 Africa
 Zimbabwe 72.3% 2012 Africa
 Madagascar 70.7% 2012 Africa
 Sierra Leone 70.2% 2004 Africa
 Nigeria 70.0% 2010 Africa
 Suriname 70.0% 2002 South America
 Guinea-Bissau 67.0% 2015 Africa
 Central African Republic 66.26% 2008 Africa
 São Tomé and Príncipe 66.2% 2009 Africa
 South Sudan 66.0% 2015 Africa
 Burundi 64.6% 2014 Africa
 Congo, Democratic Republic of the 63.0% 2014 Africa
 Swaziland 63.0% 2010 Africa
 Guatemala 59.3% 2014 North America
 Haiti 58.5% 2012 North America
 Lesotho 57.0% 2016 Africa
 Togo 55.1% 2015 Africa
 Afghanistan 54.5% 2017 Asia
 Zambia 54.4% 2015 Africa
 Liberia 54.1% 2014 Africa
 Yemen 54.0% 2014 Asia
 Malawi 50.7% 2010 Africa
 Eritrea 50.0% 2004 Africa
 Korea, North 50.0% 2018 Asia
 Gambia, The 48.4% 2010 Africa
 Guinea 47.0% 2006 Africa
 Chad 46.7% 2011 Africa
 Senegal 46.7% 2011 Africa
 Congo, Republic of the 46.5% 2011 Africa
 Sudan 46.5% 2009 Africa
 Ivory Coast 46.3% 2015 Africa
 Mexico 46.2% 2014 North America
 Mozambique 46.1% 2015 Africa
 Niger 45.4% 2014 Africa
 Comoros 44.8% 2004 Africa
 Equatorial Guinea 44.0% 2011 Africa
 East Timor 41.8% 2014 Asia
 Belize 41.0% 2013 North America
 Burkina Faso 40.1% 2009 Africa
 Seychelles 39.3% 2013 Africa
 Rwanda 39.1% 2015 Africa
 Bolivia 38.6% 2015 South America
 Grenada 38.0% 2008 North America
 Papua New Guinea 37.0% 2002 Oceania
 Angola 36.6% 2008 Africa
 Benin 36.2% 2011 Africa
 Mali 36.1% 2005 Africa
 Kenya 36.1% 2016 Africa
 Greece 36.0% 2014 Europe
 Guyana 35.0% 2006 South America

 Antigua and Barbuda

35.0%

2014 North America
 Gabon 34.3% 2015 Africa

 Libya

33.0% 2017 Africa
 El Salvador 32.7% 2016 North America
 Kyrgyzstan 32.1% 2015 Asia
 Armenia 32.0% 2013 Asia
 Tajikistan 31.5% 2016 Asia
 Fiji 31.0% 2009 Oceania
 Mauritania 31.0% 2014 Africa
 Dominican Republic 30.5% 2016

North America

 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

30.2%

2008

North America

 Cameroon 30.0% 2001 Africa
 Cape Verde 30.0% 2000 Africa
 Gaza Strip 30.0% 2011 Asia

 Kiribati

30.0% 2010 Oceania

 Marshall Islands

30.0% 2017 Oceania
 Italy 29.9% 2012 Europe
 Honduras 29.6% 2014 North America
 Ethiopia 29.6% 2014 Africa
 Nicaragua 29.6% 2015 North America
 Mongolia 29.6% 2016 Asia
 Pakistan 29.5% 2013 Asia
 Dominica 29.0% 2009 North America
 Virgin Islands, U.S. 28.9% 2002 North America
 Namibia 28.7% 2010 Africa
 Lebanon 28.6% 2004 Asia
 Colombia 28.0% 2017 South America
 Egypt 27.8% 2016 Africa

 Samoa

26.9%

2008

Oceania

 Micronesia 26.7% 2000 Oceania
 Tuvalu 26.3% 2010 Oceania

 Palestine

26%

2016

Asia

 Singapore

26%

2010

Asia
 Argentina 25.7% 2017 South America
 Myanmar 25.6% 2016 Asia
 Latvia 25.5% 2015 Europe
   Nepal 25.2% 2011 Asia

 Saint Lucia

25.1%

2017

North America

 Bahrain

25.0%

2004

Asia

 Palau

24.9%

2006

Oceania

 Bangladesh 24.3% 2016 Asia
 Ghana 24.2% 2013 Africa

 Nauru

24.0%

2013

Oceania

 Bulgaria 23.4% 2016 Europe
 Djibouti 23.0% 2015 Africa
 Panama 23.0% 2015 North America
 Iraq 23.0% 2014 Asia
 Algeria 23.0% 2006 Africa
 Anguilla 23.0% 2002 North America
 Guam 23.0% 2001 Oceania
 Tanzania 22.8% 2015 Africa
 Peru 22.7% 2014 South America
 Tonga 22.5% 2010 Oceania
 Romania 22.4% 2012 Europe
 Paraguay 22.2% 2015 South America
 Lithuania 22.2% 2015 Europe
 Laos 22.0% 2013 Asia
 Israel 22.0% 2014 Asia
 India 21.9% 2011 Asia
 Turkey 21.9% 2015 Asia, Europe

 Saint Kitts and Nevis

21.8%

2008

North America
 Costa Rica 21.7% 2014 North America
 Philippines 21.6% 2017 Asia
 Ecuador 21.5% 2017 South America
 Macedonia 21.5% 2015 Europe
 Uganda 21.4% 2017 Africa
 Estonia 21.1% 2016 Europe
 Spain 21.1% 2012 Europe
 Trinidad and Tobago 20.0% 2014 North America

 Oman

20.0%

2012

Asia

 Hong Kong 19.9% 2016 Asia
 Venezuela 19.7% 2015 South America
 French Polynesia 19.7% 2009 Oceania
 Croatia 19.5% 2015 Europe
 United Arab Emirates 19.5% 2003 Asia
 Botswana 19.3% 2009 Africa
 Portugal 19.0% 2015 Europe
 Iran 18.7% 2007 Asia
 West Bank 18.0% 2011 Asia
 Kosovo 17.6% 2015 Europe
 Poland 17.6% 2015 Europe
 Jamaica 17.1% 2016 North America
 New Caledonia 17.0% 2008 Oceania
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 16.9% 2015 Europe
 Germany 16.7% 2015 Europe
 South Africa 16.6% 2016 Africa
 Cambodia 16.5% 2016 Asia
 Malta 16.3% 2015 Europe
 Greenland 16.2% 2015 North America
 Japan 16.1% 2013 Asia

 Luxembourg

15.8%

2003

Europe

 Tunisia 15.5% 2010 Africa

 Cuba

15.5%

2017

North America

 Belgium 15.1% 2013 Europe
 Maldives 15.0% 2009 Asia
 Morocco 15.0% 2007 Africa
 Sweden 15.0% 2014 Europe
 United Kingdom 15.0% 2013 Europe
 Hungary 14.9% 2015 Europe

 Cyprus

14.7%

2012

Europe

 Chile 14.4% 2013 South America
 Korea, South 14.4% 2016 Asia
 Albania 14.3% 2012 Europe
 Jordan 14.2% 2002 Asia
 France 14.2% 2015 Europe
 Uzbekistan 14.0% 2016 Asia
 Slovenia 13.9% 2016 Europe

 Barbados

13.9%

2009

North America

 Finland

13.7%

2013

Europe

 Denmark 13.4% 2011 Europe
 Russia 13.3% 2015 Asia, Europe

 Australia

13.3% 2016 Oceania
 Solomon Islands 12.7% 2013 Oceania

 Saudi Arabia

12.7%

2017

Asia

 Vanuatu

12.7%

2010

Oceania

 Kuwait

12.5%

2017

Asia

 Slovakia 12.3% 2015 Europe
 United States 12.3% 2017 North America
 Bhutan 12.0% 2012 Asia
 Bermuda 11.0% 2008 North America

 New Zealand

11.0%

2008

Oceania

 Indonesia 10.9% 2016 Asia
 Faroe Islands 10.0% 2015 Europe

 San Marino 

10.0%

2017

Europe

 European Union 9.8% 2013 Europe
 Czech Republic 9.7% 2015 Europe
 Uruguay 9.7% 2015 South America
 Moldova 9.6% 2015 Europe
 Canada 9.4% 2008 North America
 Bahamas, The 9.3% 2010 North America
 Georgia 9.2% 2010 Asia, Europe

 Iceland

9.0%

2014

Europe

 Serbia 8.9% 2014 Europe
 Netherlands 8.8% 2015 Europe
 Montenegro 8.6% 2013 Europe
 Ireland 8.2% 2013 Europe
 Vietnam 8.0% 2017 Asia
 Mauritius 8.0% 2006 Africa

 Norway

7.5%

2015 Europe
 Thailand 7.2% 2015 Asia
 Sri Lanka 6.7% 2012 Asia
  Switzerland 6.6% 2014 Europe
 Belarus 5.7% 2016 Europe

 Andorra

5.6%

2017 Europe

 Brunei

5.0%

2017 Asia

 Liechtenstein

5.0%

2017 Europe
 Azerbaijan 4.9% 2015 Asia, Europe
 Brazil 4.2% 2016 South America
 Ukraine 3.8% 2016 Europe
 Malaysia 3.8% 2009 Asia
 China 3.3% 2016 Asia
 Austria 3.0% 2017 Europe
 Kazakhstan 2.6% 2016 Asia, Europe
 Taiwan 1.5% 2012 Asia
 Turkmenistan 0.2% 2012 Asia

 Monaco

0.0%

2013

Europe

 Qatar

0.0%

2017

Asia

 Vatican City

0.0% 2017 Europe

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