Dominican Republic Poverty Rate 1986-2021

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.
  • Dominican Republic poverty rate for 2019 was 12.40%, a 1.5% decline from 2018.
  • Dominican Republic poverty rate for 2018 was 13.90%, a 2% decline from 2017.
  • Dominican Republic poverty rate for 2017 was 15.90%, a 4% decline from 2016.
  • Dominican Republic poverty rate for 2016 was 19.90%, a 1.9% 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%
Dominican Republic Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2019 12.40% -1.50%
2018 13.90% -2.00%
2017 15.90% -4.00%
2016 19.90% -1.90%
2015 21.80% -3.40%
2014 25.20% -4.70%
2013 29.90% -0.90%
2012 30.80% -0.20%
2011 31.00% -0.80%
2010 31.80% 0.10%
2009 31.70% -2.80%
2008 34.50% 1.10%
2007 33.40% -0.30%
2006 33.70% -3.10%
2005 36.80% -9.00%
2004 45.80% 7.30%
2003 38.50% 7.90%
2002 30.60% 0.50%
2001 30.10% -0.10%
2000 30.20% 0.60%
1997 29.60% -2.40%
1996 32.00% -8.80%
1992 40.80% -14.00%
1989 54.80% 26.30%
1986 28.50% 26.30%