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Nigeria Poverty Statistics and Poverty Rate In Nigeria

Nigeria Poverty Statistics and Poverty Rate In Nigeria

Nigeria is a great country in Africa, there is no doubt about that fact. However, when talking about Nigeria in terms of the poverty level in the country, this country is nowhere to be found. Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, and on the world’s equivalent of this list, its position is 7th. The country is populated with over 19 million people, but about 70 percent of this population are living below the poverty level. In this article, ‘Nigeria Poverty Statistics and Poverty Rate In Nigeria’, there are a good number of things we want to do.

Poverty Rate In Nigeria

Nigeria is home to over 19 million people, who are distributed in all the 36 states of the country and the federal capital territory, Abuja. When Nigeria gained independence, the poverty level was very low. However, under 60 years, this country has risen from a low poverty level status to become the country with the highest poverty level in the world.

Nigeria Poverty Statistics and Poverty Rate In Nigeria

Nigeria Poverty Statistics and Poverty Rate In Nigeria

According to a Nigeria Poverty statistics, the poverty rate in Nigeria south-west of the country is 19.3 percent. That of the south-south of Nigeria is 25.2 percent. The statistics also revealed that the poverty level in the south-east is about 27.4 percent. In the north-center, the level of poverty is 42.6 percent. The north-east and the north-west are the regions of the country with the highest level of poverty. The poverty level in the north-east is 76.8 percent while the poverty level in the north-west of Nigeria is 81.1 percent.

There is another reliable statistics that further reveals the poverty level in all the 36 states of the country and its federal capital.

The Nigeria Poverty statistics goes as follows:

  • Lagos State — 8.5 percent; Osun State — 10.9 percent; Anambra State — 11.2 percent; Ekiti State — 12.9 percent; Edo State — 19.2 percent; Imo State — 19.8 percent; Abia State — 21.0 percent; Rivers State — 21.1 percent;
  • FCT (Abuja) — 23.5 percent; Kwara State — 23.7 percent; Akwa lbom State — 23.8 percent; Delta State — 25.1 percent; Ogun State — 26.1 percent; Kogi State — 26.4 percent; Ondo State — 27.9 percent; Enugu State — 28.8 percent; Bayelsa State — 29.0 percent; Oyo State — 29.4 percent; Cross River State — 33.1 percent; Plateau State — 51.6 percent;
  • Nassarawa State — 52.4 percent; Ebonyi State — 56.0 percent; Kaduna State — 56.5 percent; Adamawa State — 59.0 percent; Benue State — 59.2 percent; Niger State — 61.2 percent; Borno State — 70.1 percent; Kano State — 76.4 percent; Gombe State — 76.9 percent;
  • Taraba State — 77.7 percent; Katsina State — 82.2 percent; Sokoto State — 85.3 percent; Kebbi State — 86.0 percent; Bauchi State — 86.6 percent; Jigawa State — 88.4 percent; Yobe State — 90.2 percent; Zamfara State — 91.9 percent.

Poverty Level In Other Countries

We are now aware of the level of poverty in the country. It is now time to look at the level of poverty of some other African countries. The following is a list of countries of the world and their corresponding level of poverty:

Global Poverty Statistics

1.) Afghanistan — 35.8 percent
2.) Albania — 14.3 percent
3.) Algeria — 23 percent
4.) Angola — 40.5 percent
5.) Anguilla — 23 percent
6.) Armenia — 32 percent
7.) Austria — 4 percent
8.) Azerbaijan — 4.9 percent
9.) Bangladesh — 31.5 percent
10.) Belarus — 5.7 percent
11.) Belgium — 15.1 percent
12.) Belize — 41 percent
13.) Benin — 36.2 percent
14.) Bermuda — 11 percent
15.) Bhutan — 13.3 percent
16.) Bosnia and Herzegovina — 17.2 percent
17.) Botswana — 30.3 percent
18.) Bulgaria — 22 percent
19.) Burkina Faso — 40.1 percent
20.) Burma — 25.6 percent
21.) Burundi — 64.6 percent
22.) Cabo — Verde — 30 percent
23.) Cambodia — 17.7 percent
24.) Cameroon — 30 percent
25.) Chad — 46.7 percent
26.) Chile — 14.4 percent
27.) Colombia — 27.8 percent
28.) Comoros — 44.8 percent
29.) Zimbabwe — 72.3 percent
30.) Costa Rica — 21.7 percent
31.) Cote d’Ivoire — 46.3 percent
32.) Croatia — 19.5 percent
33.) Czech — 9.7 percent
34.) Dominica — 29 percent
35.) Dominican Republic — 30.5 percent
36.) Ecuador — 25.6 percent
37.) Egypt — 25.2 percent
38.) El Salvador — 34.9 percent
39.) Equatorial Guinea — 44 percent
40.) Eritrea — 50 percent
41.) Estonia — 21.3 percent
42.) Faroe — Islands — 4.2 percent
43.) Fiji — 31 percent
44.) France — 14 percent
45.) French — Polynesia — 19.7 percent
46.) Gabon — 34.3 percent
47.) Georgia — 9.2 percent
48.) Germany — 16.7 percent
49.) Ghana — 24.2 percent
50.) Greece — 36 percent
51.) Greenland — 16.2 percent
52.) Grenada — 38 percent
53.) Guam — 23 percent
54.) Guatemala — 59.3 percent
55.) Guinea-Bissau — 67 percent
56.) Guinea — 47 percent
57.) Guyana — 35 percent
58.) Haiti — 58.5 percent
59.) Honduras — 29.6 percent
60.) Hong — Kong — 19.6 percent
61.) India — 21.9 percent
62.) Indonesia — 10.9 percent
63.) Iran — 18.7 percent
64.) Iraq — 23 percent
65.) Ireland — 8.2 percent
66.) Italy — 29.9 percent
67.) Jamaica — 16.5 percent
68.) Japan — 16.1 percent
69.) Jordan — 14.2 percent
70.) Kazakhstan — 2.7 percent
71.) Kenya — 43.4 percent
72.) Kosovo — 30 percent
73.) Kyrgyzstan — 32.1 percent
74.) Laos — 22 percent
75.) Latvia — 25.5 percent
76.) Lebanon — 28.6 percent
77.) Lesotho — 57 percent
78.) Liberia — 54.1 percent
79.) Lithuania — 22.2 percent
80.) Macedonia — 21.5 percent
81.) Madagascar — 70.7 percent
82.) Malawi — 50.7 percent
83.) Malaysia — 3.8 percent
84.) Maldives — 16 percent
85.) Mali — 36.1 percent
86.) Malta — 16.3 percent
87.) Mauritania — 31 percent
88.) Mauritius — 8 percent
89.) Moldova — 20.8 percent
90.) Mongolia — 21.6 percent
91.) Montenegro — 8.6 percent
92.) Morocco — 15 percent
93.) Mozambique — 46.1 percent
94.) Namibia — 28.7 percent
95.) Nepal — 25.2 percent
96.) Netherlands — 8.8 percent
97.) New Caledonia — 17 percent
98.) Nicaragua — 29.6 percent
99.) Nigeria — 70 percent
100.) Niger — 45.4 percent
101.) Pakistan — 29.5 percent
102.) Panama — 23 percent
103.) Papua New Guinea — 37 percent
104.) Paraguay — 22.2 percent
105.) Peru — 22.7 percent
106.) Philippines — 21.6 percent
107.) Poland — 17.6 percent
108.) Romania — 22.4 percent
109.) Russia — 13.3 percent
110.) Rwanda — 39.1 percent
111.) São Tome and Principe — 66.2 percent
112.) Senegal — 46.7 percent
113.) Serbia — 8.9 percent
114.) Seychelles — 39.3 percent
115.) Sierra — Leone — 70.2 percent
116.) Slovakia — 12.3 percent
117.) Slovenia — 14.3 percent
118.) South Africa — 16.6 percent
119.) South Sudan — 50.6 percent
120.) Spain — 21.1 percent
121.) Sri Lanka — 6.7 percent
122.) Sudan — 46.5 percent
123.) Suriname — 70 percent
124.) Swaziland — 63 percent
125.) Sweden — 15 percent
126.) Switzerland — 6.6 percent
127.) Syria — 82.5 percent
128.) Taiwan — 1.5 percent
129.) Tajikistan — 31.5 percent
130.) Tanzania — 22.8 percent
131.) Thailand — 7.2 percent
132.) Timor-Leste — 41.8 percent
133.) Togo — 55.1 percent
134.) Tonga — 24 percent
135.) Trinidad and Tobago — 20 percent
136.) Tunisia — 15.5 percent
137.) Turkey — 21.9 percent
138.) Turkmenistan — 0.2 percent
139.) Tuvalu — 26.3 percent
140.) Uganda — 19.7 percent
141.) Ukraine — 24.1 percent
142.) United Arab Emirates — 19.5 percent
143.) United Kingdom — 15 percent
144.) United States — 15.1 percent
145.) Uruguay — 9.7 percent
146.) Venezuela — 19.7 percent
147.) Vietnam — 11.3 percent
148.) Virgin Islands — 28.9 percent
149.) West Bank — 18 percent
150.) Yemen — 54 percent

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