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 2019 was 29.40%, a 1.2% increase from 2018.
  • Colombia poverty rate for 2018 was 28.20%, a 0.1% increase from 2017.
  • Colombia poverty rate for 2017 was 28.10%, a 0.6% decline from 2016.
  • Colombia poverty rate for 2016 was 28.70%, a 0.3% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Armenia 44.00%
Colombia 29.40%
Ecuador 25.40%
Peru 20.60%
Brazil 19.60%
Paraguay 15.40%
Dominican Republic 12.40%
Costa Rica 10.60%
Turkey 10.20%
Thailand 6.20%
Belarus 0.20%
Colombia Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2019 29.40% 1.20%
2018 28.20% 0.10%
2017 28.10% -0.60%
2016 28.70% -0.30%
2015 29.00% -1.00%
2014 30.00% -2.20%
2013 32.20% -2.10%
2012 34.30% -1.40%
2011 35.70% -2.80%
2010 38.50% -2.90%
2009 41.40% -1.40%
2008 42.80% -4.70%
2005 47.50% -3.90%
2004 51.40% -0.20%
2003 51.60% -0.70%
2002 52.30% -9.10%
2001 61.40% 7.30%
2000 54.10% -4.80%
1999 58.90% 3.40%
1996 55.50% 8.40%
1992 47.10% 8.40%