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Poverty in Bangladesh

Get the latest statistical data on poverty and socioeconomic development in Bangladesh and compare poverty indicators among countries in South Asia.

Poverty Data: Bangladesh

Share of Population Below the National Poverty Line (%)

Country 2015
Bangladesh 31.5
Bhutan 12.0
India 21.9
Maldives 15.0
Nepal 25.2
Sri Lanka 6.7

Employed Population below $1.90 Purchasing Power Parity a day (%)

Country 2012
Bangladesh 73.5
Bhutan 4.5
India 17.9
Maldives 6.6
Nepal 12.5
Sri Lanka 4.2

Infant Mortality Rate (deaths per 1,000 live births)

Country 2015
Bangladesh 31
Bhutan 27
India 38
Maldives 7
Nepal 29
Sri Lanka 8

Source: Basic Statistics 2017