Last‍ Updated:   03rd March,2017

Official poverty line by district : August 2017
(Minimum Expenditure per person per month to fulfill the basic needs)

 

 
Base Year
2002  Rs.
1423 1537 1508 1523 1451 1395 1437 1466 1395 1338 - - - - - - - - 1352 1423 1380 1366 1409 1366 1451 1437
Base Year
2006/07
Rs.
2142 2294 2230 2223 2157 2110 2187 2127 2058 2097 2303 - 2211 - - 2281 2185 2253 2106 2159 2099 2144 2121 2086 2123 2144
Base Year
2013
Rs.
3624 3767 3762 3669 3618 3640 3656 3503 3482 3338 3573 3743 3703 3584 3674 3669 3596 3624 3501 3620 3429 3574 3474 3293 3522 3659
2016 Sep Rs. 4038 4197 4192 4087 4031 4055 4073 3903 3879 3719 3981 4170 4126 3993 4094 4087 4007 4038 3901 4033 3820 3982 3870 3669 3924 4077
2016 Oct Rs. 4064 4225 4219 4114 4057 4082 4100 3929 3904 3743 4007 4197 4153 4020 4121 4114 4033 4064 3926 4060 3845 4008 3896 3693 3949 4103
2016 Nov Rs. 4089 4251 4245 4140 4082 4107 4125 3953 3928 3766 4031 4223 4179 4044 4146 4139 4058 4089 3950 4085 3869 4033 3920 3716 3974 4128
2016 Dec Rs. 4130 4293 4287 4181 4123 4148 4166 3992 3967 3804 4071 4265 4220 4085 4187 4181 4098 4130 3990 4125 3907 4073 3959 3753 4013 4170
2017 Jan Rs. 4207 4374 4368 4259 4200 4226 4244 4068 4042 3875 4148 4346 4300 4161 4266 4259 4175 4208 4065 4203 3981 4150 4033 3823 4089 4248
2017 Feb Rs. 4229 4396 4391 4281 4222 4248 4266 4089 4063 3895 4169 4368 4322 4183 4288 4281 4197 4230 4086 4225 4001 4171 4054 3843 4110 4270
2017 Mar Rs. 4222 4389 4383 4274 4215 4240 4259 4082 4056 3889 4162 4361 4315 4176 4281 4274 4190 4222 4079 4218 3994 4164 4047 3837 4103 4263
2017 Apr Rs. 4244 4411 4406 4296 4237 4262 4281 4103 4077 3909 4184 4383 4337 4197 4303 4296 4211 4244 4100 4239 4015 4186 4068 3856 4124 4285
2017 May Rs. 4284 4453 4447 4336 4276 4302 4321 4141 4115 3945 4223 4424 4378 4237 4343 4336 4251 4284 4138 4279 4053 4225 4106 3893 4163 4325
2017 Jun Rs. 4352 4524 4519 4406 4345 4371 4391 4208 4181 4009 4291 4495 4448 4305 4413 4406 4319 4353 4205 4348 4118 4293 4172 3955 4229 4394
2017 Jul Rs. 4327 4498 4492 4380 4320 4346 4365 4183 4157 3985 4266 4469 4422 4280 4387 4380 4294 4327 4180 4323 4094 4268 4148 3932 4205 4369
2017 Aug Rs. 4305 4475 4470 4358 4298 4324 4343 4162 4136 3965 4245 4447 4400 4258 4365 4358 4272 4306 4159 4301 4073 4246 4127 3912 4184 4347

   Official Poverty line at national level for August 2017 is Rs. 4305

   Source : Department of Census & Statistics - Sri Lanka

   Note:-

  1. From 2014 onwords, the District poverty lines are calculated using the spatial price index values calculated at district level using HIES 2012/13 data.
  2. The above table shows only the values of poverty lines at district level. The district values can be used to identify poverty status of an individual comparing this total monthly expenditure with the value given for the month.
  3. Base year for CCPI calculation was changed from 2006/07 to 2013 since January 2017.
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