Mexico Poverty Rate 1989-2021

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.
  • Mexico poverty rate for 2018 was 22.70%, a 2.7% decline from 2016.
  • Mexico poverty rate for 2016 was 25.40%, a 7.9% decline from 2014.
  • Mexico poverty rate for 2014 was 33.30%, a 1.7% increase from 2012.
  • Mexico poverty rate for 2012 was 31.60%, a 1.7% decline from 2010.
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%
Mexico Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2018 22.70% -2.70%
2016 25.40% -7.90%
2014 33.30% 1.70%
2012 31.60% -1.70%
2010 33.30% -0.10%
2008 33.40% 0.30%
2006 33.10% -3.60%
2005 36.70% -0.70%
2004 37.40% -3.20%
2002 40.60% -3.20%
2000 43.80% -9.60%
1998 53.40% -8.00%
1996 61.40% 16.10%
1994 45.30% -0.40%
1992 45.70% 6.00%
1989 39.70% 6.00%