Of the total Liberian population, 16.5 percent were classified as extremely poor. This percent was 26.5 percent in rural areas and 7.2 percent in urban areas. Across the regions, the level was the lowest in Montserrado at 2.7 percent, compared to 15.5 percent in South Eastern A, 18.1 percent in South Central, 20.4 percent in North Western, 23.5
percent in North Central, and 40.8 percent in South Eastern B.
Across the counties, the extreme poverty level was lower in Montserrado and Sinoe at 2.7 percent and 7.6 percent respectively. Just as in absolute and food poverty, the extreme poverty is highest in River Gee and Maryland at 39.4 percent and 47.5 percent respectively.
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