Mexico Poverty Rate 1989-2020

NOTE: All 2020 and later data are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
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.
  • Mexico poverty rate for 2018 was 23.00%, a 2.7% decline from 2016.
  • Mexico poverty rate for 2016 was 25.70%, a 7.9% decline from 2014.
  • Mexico poverty rate for 2014 was 33.60%, a 1.8% increase from 2012.
  • Mexico poverty rate for 2012 was 31.80%, a 1.9% decline from 2010.
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%
Mexico Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2018 23.00% -2.70%
2016 25.70% -7.90%
2014 33.60% 1.80%
2012 31.80% -1.90%
2010 33.70% 0.10%
2008 33.60% 0.30%
2006 33.30% -3.50%
2005 36.80% -0.80%
2004 37.60% -3.40%
2002 41.00% -3.00%
2000 44.00% -9.60%
1998 53.60% -8.00%
1996 61.60% 16.10%
1994 45.50% -0.60%
1992 46.10% 6.00%
1989 40.10% 6.00%