Panama Poverty Rate 1979-2021

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.
  • Panama poverty rate for 2019 was 12.10%, a 0.5% decline from 2018.
  • Panama poverty rate for 2018 was 12.60%, a 1.5% decline from 2017.
  • Panama poverty rate for 2017 was 14.10%, a 0.5% decline from 2016.
  • Panama poverty rate for 2016 was 14.60%, a 0.8% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Argentina 14.40%
Panama 12.10%
Uruguay 3.20%
Panama Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2019 12.10% -0.50%
2018 12.60% -1.50%
2017 14.10% -0.50%
2016 14.60% -0.80%
2015 15.40% -1.50%
2014 16.90% -1.30%
2013 18.20% -0.70%
2012 18.90% 0.40%
2011 18.50% -3.30%
2010 21.80% -1.20%
2009 23.00% -0.30%
2008 23.30% -7.30%
2007 30.60% -3.40%
2006 34.00% -0.70%
2005 34.70% -0.30%
2004 35.00% -1.10%
2003 36.10% -1.30%
2002 37.40% -2.90%
2001 40.30% 5.10%
2000 35.20% -1.80%
1999 37.00% -1.80%
1998 38.80% -0.40%
1997 39.20% -0.20%
1995 39.40% -8.90%
1991 48.30% -2.00%
1989 50.30% 10.30%
1979 40.00% 10.30%