Latin America & Caribbean 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.
  • Latin America & Caribbean poverty rate for 2018 was 24.20%, a 2% decline from 2015.
  • Latin America & Caribbean poverty rate for 2015 was 26.20%, a 0.8% decline from 2013.
  • Latin America & Caribbean poverty rate for 2013 was 27.00%, a 0.7% decline from 2012.
  • Latin America & Caribbean poverty rate for 2012 was 27.70%, a 1.7% decline from 2011.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
East Asia & Pacific 25.60%
Latin America & Caribbean 24.20%
Latin America & Caribbean Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2018 24.20% -2.00%
2015 26.20% -0.80%
2013 27.00% -0.70%
2012 27.70% -1.70%
2011 29.40% -1.50%
2010 30.90% -2.20%
2008 33.10% -7.70%
2005 40.80% -4.30%
2002 45.10% -1.90%
1999 47.00% -1.10%
1996 48.10% -1.30%
1993 49.40% -0.30%
1990 49.70% 2.30%
1987 47.40% -4.30%
1984 51.70% 4.60%
1981 47.10% 4.60%