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Population Living Below $2 a Day, Developing Countries

The percentage of the population living below the specified poverty line: $2 a day—at 1985 international prices (equivalent to $2.15 at 1993 international prices), adjusted for purchasing power parity.

Country Percent Country Percent Country Percent
Zambia 92.4% Mongolia 44.6% Honduras 35.7%
Nigeria 87.2 Sierra Leone 74.5 Egypt 43.9
Mali 72.1 Laos 74.1 Tajikistan 42.8
Tanzania 89.9 Benin 73.7 Bolivia 42.2
Burundi 87.6 Pakistan 73.6 Sri Lanka 41.6
Niger 85.8 Burkina Faso 71.8 El Salvador 40.6
Madagascar 85.1 Nepal 68.5 Trinidad and Tobago 39.0
Central African Republic 84.0 Moldova 20.8 Ecuador 40.8
Rwanda 87.8 Mauritania 63.1 South Africa 34.1
Zimbabwe 83.0 Senegal 56.2 Paraguay 29.8
Gambia 82.9 Kenya 58.3 Guatemala 31.9
Bangladesh 84.0 Lesotho 56.1 Peru 30.6
Nicaragua 79.9 Namibia 55.8 Armenia 31.1
India 80.4 Indonesia 52.4 Venezuela 40.1
Ghana 78.5 Cameroon 50.6 Georgia 25.3
Mozambique 74.1 Botswana 55.5 Thailand 25.2
Haiti 78.0 Côte d'Ivoire 48.8 Swaziland 77.8
Ethiopia 77.8 Philippines 43.0 Kyrgyzstan 21.4
Cambodia 77.7 China 34.9 Brazil 21.2
Malawi 62.9 Yemen 45.2 Mexico 20.4
Source: Human Development Report, 2007/2008, United Nations. Web: hdr.undp.org.

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Estimated Earned Income, by Country, 2004 Economic Statistics Ratio of Estimated Female to Male Earned Income, by Country 2008

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