Percentage of people living on less than 1.25 U.S. dollars a day in 1990, 2011, and 2015, by region
People having less than 1.25 U.S. dollars a day, by region 1990, 2011 and 2015
This statistic shows the percentage of people whose income was less than 1.25 U.S. dollars per day in various regions across the world in 1990, 2011, and projection for 2015. As of 2011, almost 47% of the population in sub-Saharan Africa was living on less than 1.25 U.S. dollars a day. In 2011, 6 percent of the total population in Eastern Asia (China only) had an income of less than 1.25 U.S. dollars per day, which was a reduction from 61 percent in 1990.
Percentage of people living on less than 1.25 U.S. dollars a day in 1990, 2011, and 2015, by region
Regions2015*20111990
Eastern Asia (China only)4%6%61%
Sub-Saharan Africa41%47%57%
Southern Asia (excluding india)14%20%53%
Southern Asia12%23%52%
Developing regions14%18%47%
South-Eastern Asia7%12%46%
Developing regions (excluding China)18%22%41%
World12%15%36%
Latin America & the Caribbean4%5%13%
Caucasus & Central Asia2%4%8%
Northern Africa1%2%5%
Western Asia3%2%5%
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Source

Release date

July 2015

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1990, 2011 & 2015

Supplementary notes

* Projection

People having less than 1.25 U.S. dollars a day, by region 1990, 2011 and 2015
This statistic shows the percentage of people whose income was less than 1.25 U.S. dollars per day in various regions across the world in 1990, 2011, and projection for 2015. As of 2011, almost 47% of the population in sub-Saharan Africa was living on less than 1.25 U.S. dollars a day. In 2011, 6 percent of the total population in Eastern Asia (China only) had an income of less than 1.25 U.S. dollars per day, which was a reduction from 61 percent in 1990.
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