At risk poverty

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<<  2019People rate at risk of poverty 2020
<<  2019Comparison: At risk poverty
CountriesDatePeople at risk of povertyThreshold singleThreshold singleThreshold householdThreshold household% risk of povertyCh.
United States [+]202037,246K11.4%1.0
United Kingdom [+]201812,168K€12,878$14,874€27,045$31,23518.6%1.6
Germany [+]202015,165K€14,076$16,078€29,560$33,76318.5%3.7
France [+]20208,811K€13,036$14,890€27,375$31,26813.8%0.2
Spain [+]20209,829K€9,626$10,995€20,215$23,09021.0%0.3
Italy [+]201912,060K€10,299$11,530€21,628$24,21320.1%-0.2
Portugal [+]20201,665K€6,480$7,401€13,608$15,54316.2%-1.0
Greece [+]20201,862K€5,266$6,015€11,059$12,63217.7%-0.2
Ireland [+]2020691K€15,750$17,990€33,074$37,77713.9%0.8
Afghanistan [+]201654.5%16.2
Albania [+]2019659K€1,339$1,499€2,811$3,14723.0%-0.4
Armenia [+]201926.4%2.9
Angola [+]201832.3%-4.3
Argentina [+]202042.0%6.5
Austria [+]20201,222K€15,933$18,199€33,460$38,21813.9%0.6
Azerbaijan [+]20126.0%-1.6
Bosnia and Herzegovina [+]201516.9%-1.0
Bangladesh [+]201624.3%-7.2
Belgium [+]20201,602K€15,403$17,593€32,347$36,94714.1%-0.7
Burkina Faso [+]201841.4%1.3
Bulgaria [+]20201,660K€2,767$3,160€5,811$6,63723.8%1.2
Burundi [+]201464.9%0
Benin [+]201938.5%-1.6
Bolivia [+]201937.2%2.6
Brazil [+]201726.5%0.8
Bhutan [+]20178.2%-3.8
Botswana [+]200919.3%-11.3
Belarus [+]20204.8%-0.2
Democratic Republic of the Congo [+]201263.9%-7.4
Central African Republic [+]200862.0%
Republic of the Congo [+]201140.9%-9.8
Switzerland [+]20201,315K€25,831$29,504€54,245$61,95915.5%-0.5
Ivory Coast [+]201839.5%-4.9
Chile [+]202010.8%2.2
Cameroon [+]201437.5%-2.4
China [+]20190.6%-1.1
Colombia [+]202042.5%6.8
Costa Rica [+]202030.0%6.1
Cape Verde [+]201535.0%-11.0
Cyprus [+]2020127K€10,022$11,447€21,047$24,04014.3%-0.4
Czech Republic [+]2020993K€6,376$7,283€13,390$15,2949.5%-0.6
Djibouti [+]201721.1%-1.9
Denmark [+]2020696K€18,409$21,027€38,658$44,15512.1%-0.4
Dominican Republic [+]201921.0%-1.8
Algeria [+]20115.5%
Ecuador [+]202033.0%8.0
Estonia [+]2020273K€7,337$8,380€15,407$17,59820.7%-1.0
Egypt [+]201732.5%4.7
Eritrea [+]199369.0%
Ethiopia [+]201523.5%-6.1
Finland [+]2020666K€15,294$17,469€32,117$36,68412.2%0.6
Fiji [+]201929.9%-4.1
Federated States of Micronesia [+]201341.2%11.3
Gabon [+]201733.4%0.7
Georgia [+]202021.3%1.8
Ghana [+]201623.4%-0.8
The Gambia [+]201548.6%0.5
Guinea [+]201843.7%-11.5
Equatorial Guinea [+]200676.8%
Guatemala [+]201459.3%5.6
Guinea-Bissau [+]201069.3%4.6
Honduras [+]201948.0%-2.4
Croatia [+]2020720K€4,735$5,408€9,944$11,35818.3%0
Haiti [+]201258.5%
Hungary [+]20201,174K€3,887$4,440€8,163$9,32412.3%0
Indonesia [+]20199.4%-0.4
India [+]201121.9%-7.9
Iraq [+]201218.9%-3.5
Iceland [+]201831K€23,951$28,286€50,296$59,4008.8%-1.3
Jamaica [+]201219.9%2.3
Jordan [+]201815.7%1.3
Kenya [+]201536.1%-18.0
Kyrgyzstan [+]202025.3%5.2
Cambodia [+]201217.7%-2.8
Kiribati [+]200621.8%
Comoros [+]201442.0%-0.4
Kazakhstan [+]20184.3%1.8
Laos [+]201818.3%-5.1
Lebanon [+]201227.4%0
Saint Lucia [+]201625.0%
Sri Lanka [+]20164.1%-2.6
Liberia [+]201650.9%-3.2
Lesotho [+]201749.7%-7.4
Lithuania [+]2020585K€5,164$5,898€10,844$12,38620.9%0.3
Luxembourg [+]2020104K€22,706$25,935€47,683$54,46417.4%-0.1
Latvia [+]2020407K€5,296$6,049€11,122$12,70421.6%-1.3
Morocco [+]20134.8%-4.1
Moldova [+]202026.8%1.6
Montenegro [+]2019152K€2,261$2,531€4,748$5,31524.5%0.7
Madagascar [+]201270.7%-1.0
North Macedonia [+]2019448K€1,636$1,832€3,436$3,84721.6%-0.3
Mali [+]202041.9%-0.4
Burma - Myanmar [+]201724.8%-7.3
Mongolia [+]201828.4%-1.2
Mauritania [+]201431.0%-11.0
Malta [+]202085K€9,744$11,130€20,463$23,37316.9%-0.2
Mauritius [+]201710.3%2.4
Maldives [+]20168.2%-7.5
Malawi [+]201651.5%0.8
Mexico [+]202043.9%2.0
Malaysia [+]20198.4%2.8
Mozambique [+]201446.1%-8.6
Namibia [+]201517.4%-11.3
Niger [+]201840.8%-3.7
Nigeria [+]201840.1%-22.5
Nicaragua [+]201624.9%-4.7
Netherlands [+]20202,291K€15,480$17,594€32,509$36,94913.4%0.2
Norway [+]2020683K€24,145$27,578€50,704$57,91412.7%0
Nepal [+]201025.2%
Panama [+]201622.1%-0.9
Peru [+]201920.2%-0.3
Papua New Guinea [+]200939.9%
Philippines [+]201816.7%-6.8
Pakistan [+]201821.9%-2.4
Poland [+]20205,498K€4,813$5,497€10,108$11,54514.8%-0.6
State of Palestine [+]201629.2%3.4
Palau [+]200624.9%
Paraguay [+]202026.9%3.4
Romania [+]20204,524K€2,560$2,924€5,377$6,14223.4%-0.4
Serbia [+]20201,490K€2,240$2,559€4,704$5,37321.7%-1.5
Russia [+]202012.1%-0.2
Rwanda [+]201638.2%-0.9
Solomon Islands [+]201312.7%0
Seychelles [+]201825.3%-14.0
Sudan [+]200946.5%
Sweden [+]20201,662K€14,820$16,927€31,122$35,54816.1%-1.0
Slovenia [+]2020254K€8,864$10,124€18,615$21,26212.4%0.4
Slovakia [+]2020615K€5,222$5,965€10,966$12,52511.4%-0.5
Sierra Leone [+]201856.8%3.9
Senegal [+]201146.7%0
South Sudan [+]201676.4%10.8
Sao Tome and Principe [+]201766.7%0.5
El Salvador [+]202026.2%3.4
Syria [+]200735.2%5.1
Swaziland [+]201758.9%0
Chad [+]201842.3%-4.4
Togo [+]201555.1%-3.6
Thailand [+]20196.2%-3.7
Tajikistan [+]201926.3%-1.1
Timor-Leste [+]201441.8%-8.6
Tunisia [+]201515.2%-5.3
Tonga [+]200922.5%6.3
Turkey [+]202018,815K€1,877$2,144€3,941$4,50123.0%0.6
Tuvalu [+]201026.3%
Tanzania [+]201826.4%0
Ukraine [+]20191.1%-0.2
Uganda [+]201820.3%-1.1
Uruguay [+]202011.6%2.8
Uzbekistan [+]201314.1%-0.9
Venezuela [+]201533.1%3.6
Vietnam [+]20186.7%-3.1
Vanuatu [+]202015.9%3.2
Samoa [+]201320.3%-6.6
Yemen [+]201448.6%13.8
South Africa [+]201455.5%2.3
Zambia [+]201554.4%-0.3
Zimbabwe [+]201938.3%7.9
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POVERTY RISK BY COUNTRY

The people at-risk-of-poverty rate is the percentage of the population that is below the at-risk-of-poverty threshold. The population at risk of poverty measures how many people have low incomes in relation to the population as a whole. It does not measure absolute poverty, it is a relative indicator that measures inequality.

The poverty line is the income below which a person or family is considered to be at risk of poverty. It is not a fixed figure, but varies according to the income of the population of the country or region in question. As income increases, the threshold increases and, as income decreases, so does the poverty threshold. The poverty line is 60% of the median income per consumption unit of the people in a country or region.

In the table at the top of the page we can see the at-risk-of-poverty rate for each of the countries and their poverty lines. Click on the tabs to see the risk of poverty by age and sex. Access each of the countries to see more details and the evolution of the risk of poverty over time.