Mexico Poverty Rate 1984-2019

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 2016 was 34.80%, a 5.7% decline from 2014.
  • Mexico poverty rate for 2014 was 40.50%, a 4.1% increase from 2012.
  • Mexico poverty rate for 2012 was 36.40%, a 0.7% decline from 2010.
  • Mexico poverty rate for 2010 was 37.10%, a 0.4% decline from 2008.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Armenia 43.50%
Mexico 34.80%
Colombia 28.50%
Peru 24.30%
Ecuador 23.90%
Brazil 20.70%
St. Lucia 20.30%
Paraguay 20.10%
Dominican Republic 19.90%
Kazakhstan 12.20%
Iran 11.60%
Costa Rica 10.70%
Turkey 9.90%
Thailand 8.40%
Belarus 0.70%
Mexico Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2016 34.80% -5.70%
2014 40.50% 4.10%
2012 36.40% -0.70%
2010 37.10% -0.40%
2008 37.50% 3.80%
2006 33.70% -7.30%
2005 41.00% 1.80%
2004 39.20% -4.10%
2002 43.30% -1.80%
2000 45.10% -5.50%
1998 50.60% -3.50%
1996 54.10% 10.60%
1994 43.50% -0.20%
1992 43.70% -0.30%
1984 44.00% -0.30%