Dominican Republic Poverty Rate 1986-2020

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.
  • Dominican Republic poverty rate for 2018 was 13.80%, a 2.1% 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 1.8% decline from 2015.
  • Dominican Republic poverty rate for 2015 was 21.70%, a 3.4% 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%
Dominican Republic Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2018 13.80% -2.10%
2017 15.90% -4.00%
2016 19.90% -1.80%
2015 21.70% -3.40%
2014 25.10% -4.70%
2013 29.80% -0.90%
2012 30.70% -0.30%
2011 31.00% -0.70%
2010 31.70% 0.00%
2009 31.70% -2.70%
2008 34.40% 1.10%
2007 33.30% -0.30%
2006 33.60% -3.20%
2005 36.80% -8.90%
2004 45.70% 7.20%
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% -8.70%
1992 40.70% -14.00%
1989 54.70% 26.30%
1986 28.40% 26.30%