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Countries with More Than Half of People in Poverty

Which countries have more than 50% of their population below the poverty line?
Last updated: September 23, 2016
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Country
72.3
Zimbabwe
70.2
Sierra Leone
70
Nigeria
70
Suriname
69
Swaziland
68
Burundi
67.9
Tanzania
%
Country
66.2
São Tomé and Príncipe
63.8
Liberia
63
DR Congo
63
Niger
60.5
Zambia
60
Comoros
60
Honduras
%
Country
58.5
Haiti
54
Guatemala
54
Yemen
53
Malawi
52.3
Mexico
52
Mozambique
50.6
South Sudan
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level 75
Sep 22, 2016
Is there a uniform measure of poverty being used here? It's hard to believe that Mexico is objectively worse than South Sudan.
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level 45
Dec 20, 2016
different countries have different poverty lines, Mexico's is higher, more people are under it
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level 58
Aug 29, 2017
Mexico's poverty rate includes things such as lack of education, poor health, etc., not only wealth itself. That is why it's poverty rate is so high.