Costa Rica Poverty Rate 1981-2021

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.
  • Costa Rica poverty rate for 2018 was 11.20%, a 1.2% increase from 2017.
  • Costa Rica poverty rate for 2017 was 10.00%, a 1% decline from 2016.
  • Costa Rica poverty rate for 2016 was 11.00%, a 1% decline from 2015.
  • Costa Rica poverty rate for 2015 was 12.00%, a 0.3% 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%
Costa Rica Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2018 11.20% 1.20%
2017 10.00% -1.00%
2016 11.00% -1.00%
2015 12.00% -0.30%
2014 12.30% -0.50%
2013 12.80% 0.10%
2012 12.70% -1.00%
2011 13.70% 0.50%
2010 13.20% -2.40%
2009 15.60% -0.30%
2008 15.90% -0.40%
2007 16.30% -4.20%
2006 20.50% -0.50%
2005 21.00% -2.10%
2004 23.10% 0.70%
2003 22.40% -0.60%
2002 23.00% -0.90%
2001 23.90% -6.60%
2000 30.50% -0.10%
1999 30.60% 2.80%
1998 27.80% -5.30%
1997 33.10% -2.50%
1996 35.60% 3.40%
1995 32.20% 1.30%
1994 30.90% -5.00%
1993 35.90% -6.10%
1992 42.00% -3.30%
1991 45.30% 4.60%
1990 40.70% -2.70%
1989 43.40% -12.30%
1986 55.70% -10.50%
1981 66.20% -10.50%