Poverty in the Philippines

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

Poverty Data: Philippines

Share of Population Below the National Poverty Line (%)

Country 2015
Brunei Darussalam no data
Cambodia 14.0
Indonesia 10.9
Lao People’s Democratic Republic 23.2
Malaysia 0.6
Myanmar 25.6
Philippines 21.6
Singapore no data
Thailand 10.5
Viet Nam 7.0

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

Country 2012
Brunei Darussalam no data
Cambodia 33.6
Indonesia 10.4
Lao People’s Democratic Republic 59.4
Malaysia 3.5
Myanmar no data
Philippines 10.8
Singapore no data
Thailand 0.1
Viet Nam 4.5

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

Country 2015
Brunei Darussalam 9
Cambodia 25
Indonesia 23
Lao People’s Democratic Republic 51
Malaysia 6
Myanmar 40
Philippines 22
Singapore 2
Thailand 11
Viet Nam 17

Source: Basic Statistics 2017