Peru Poverty Rate 1997-2021

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.
  • Peru poverty rate for 2019 was 20.60%, a 1.7% decline from 2018.
  • Peru poverty rate for 2018 was 22.30%, a 1.9% decline from 2017.
  • Peru poverty rate for 2017 was 24.20%, a 0.4% decline from 2016.
  • Peru poverty rate for 2016 was 24.60%, a 0.2% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Armenia 44.00%
Colombia 29.40%
Ecuador 25.40%
Peru 20.60%
Brazil 19.60%
Paraguay 15.40%
Dominican Republic 12.40%
Costa Rica 10.60%
Turkey 10.20%
Thailand 6.20%
Belarus 0.20%
Peru Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2019 20.60% -1.70%
2018 22.30% -1.90%
2017 24.20% -0.40%
2016 24.60% 0.20%
2015 24.40% -0.90%
2014 25.30% -1.00%
2013 26.30% -0.60%
2012 26.90% -2.60%
2011 29.50% -2.00%
2010 31.50% -4.10%
2009 35.60% -2.00%
2008 37.60% -3.70%
2007 41.30% -5.30%
2006 46.60% -5.90%
2005 52.50% 2.50%
2004 50.00% -0.10%
2003 50.10% -0.60%
2002 50.70% -4.60%
2001 55.30% 2.70%
2000 52.60% -1.60%
1999 54.20% 1.20%
1998 53.00% 0.30%
1997 52.70% 0.30%