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Poverty headcount rate in Nigeria 2019, by area and household

As of 2019, the population mostly affected by poverty in Nigeria was those living in large household in rural areas. Households in rural areas were generally much more impacted than those living in urban areas. For instance, almost 80 percent of people living in households with at least 20 individuals in rural areas lived below the poverty line. According to national standards, an individual with less than 137.4 thousand Nigerian Naira (roughly 361 U.S. dollars) per year is considered poor. Nationwide, 40.1 percent of population lived in poverty.

Poverty headcount rate in Nigeria as of 2019, by area and household size

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Source

Release date

May 2020

Region

Nigeria

Survey time period

2019

Supplementary notes

The source adds the following information: "The headcount ratio defines the proportion of population that is living in the households where the value of per capita total consumption expenditure is below or equal to the poverty line. The estimates exclude Borno state."

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