Colombia Poverty Rate 1992-2021

Poverty headcount ratio at $5.50 a day is the percentage of the population living on less than $5.50 a day at 2011 international prices. As a result of revisions in PPP exchange rates, poverty rates for individual countries cannot be compared with poverty rates reported in earlier editions.
  • Colombia poverty rate for 2018 was 28.20%, a 0.1% increase from 2017.
  • Colombia poverty rate for 2017 was 28.10%, a 0.9% decline from 2016.
  • Colombia poverty rate for 2016 was 29.00%, a 0.2% decline from 2015.
  • Colombia poverty rate for 2015 was 29.20%, a 1.1% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Armenia 42.50%
Colombia 28.20%
Ecuador 24.20%
Mexico 22.70%
Peru 22.30%
Brazil 19.80%
Paraguay 15.90%
Dominican Republic 13.90%
Costa Rica 11.20%
Turkey 8.50%
Thailand 8.40%
Russia 3.70%
Belarus 0.40%
Colombia Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2018 28.20% 0.10%
2017 28.10% -0.90%
2016 29.00% -0.20%
2015 29.20% -1.10%
2014 30.30% -2.10%
2013 32.40% -2.10%
2012 34.50% -1.30%
2011 35.80% -2.90%
2010 38.70% -2.80%
2009 41.50% -1.20%
2008 42.70% -4.50%
2005 47.20% -4.10%
2004 51.30% -0.20%
2003 51.50% -2.30%
2002 53.80% -7.00%
2001 60.80% 6.70%
2000 54.10% -4.80%
1999 58.90% 3.40%
1996 55.50% 8.40%
1992 47.10% 8.40%