Poverty headcount rate in Nigeria 2019, by state

In 2019, the Nigerian states of Sokoto and Taraba had the largest percentage of people living below the poverty line. The lowest poverty rates were recorded in the South and South-Western states. In Lagos, this figure equaled to 4.5 percent, the lowest rate in Nigeria.

An individual is considered poor in Nigeria when has an availability of less than 137.4 thousand Nigerian Naira (roughly 361 U.S. dollars) per year. In total, 40.1 percent of population in Nigeria lived in poverty.

Poverty headcount rate in Nigeria as of 2019, by state

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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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