Costa Rica Poverty Rate 1981-2020

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.
  • Costa Rica poverty rate for 2018 was 10.90%, a 1.2% increase from 2017.
  • Costa Rica poverty rate for 2017 was 9.70%, a 1% decline from 2016.
  • Costa Rica poverty rate for 2016 was 10.70%, a 0.8% decline from 2015.
  • Costa Rica poverty rate for 2015 was 11.50%, a 0.4% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Armenia 50.40%
Colombia 27.80%
Ecuador 24.20%
Mexico 23.00%
Peru 22.10%
Brazil 19.90%
Paraguay 17.00%
Dominican Republic 13.80%
Costa Rica 10.90%
Turkey 9.20%
Thailand 8.60%
Russia 2.30%
Belarus 0.40%
Costa Rica Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2018 10.90% 1.20%
2017 9.70% -1.00%
2016 10.70% -0.80%
2015 11.50% -0.40%
2014 11.90% -0.40%
2013 12.30% 0.00%
2012 12.30% -0.90%
2011 13.20% 0.30%
2010 12.90% -2.30%
2009 15.20% -0.30%
2008 15.50% -0.40%
2007 15.90% -4.10%
2006 20.00% -0.30%
2005 20.30% -2.30%
2004 22.60% 0.80%
2003 21.80% -0.50%
2002 22.30% -0.90%
2001 23.20% -6.80%
2000 30.00% 0.00%
1999 30.00% 2.80%
1998 27.20% -5.00%
1997 32.20% -2.70%
1996 34.90% 3.10%
1995 31.80% 1.60%
1994 30.20% -4.80%
1993 35.00% -6.00%
1992 41.00% -3.50%
1991 44.50% 4.60%
1990 39.90% -2.50%
1989 42.40% -12.30%
1986 54.70% -10.80%
1981 65.50% -10.80%