El Salvador Poverty Rate 1989-2024

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.
  • El Salvador poverty rate for 2021 was 28.40%, a 0.4% decline from 2019.
  • El Salvador poverty rate for 2019 was 28.80%, a 4.2% decline from 2018.
  • El Salvador poverty rate for 2018 was 33.00%, a 3.3% decline from 2017.
  • El Salvador poverty rate for 2017 was 36.30%, a 2.4% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Indonesia 60.60%
Georgia 55.40%
Philippines 55.30%
El Salvador 28.40%
Bolivia 15.20%
Moldova 14.40%
El Salvador Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2021 28.40% -0.40%
2019 28.80% -4.20%
2018 33.00% -3.30%
2017 36.30% -2.40%
2016 38.70% -1.50%
2015 40.20% -2.50%
2014 42.70% 0.00%
2013 42.70% -4.40%
2012 47.10% -2.90%
2011 50.00% 0.90%
2010 49.10% -1.40%
2009 50.50% -0.40%
2008 50.90% 3.70%
2007 47.20% -3.30%
2006 50.50% -1.30%
2005 51.80% 0.00%
2004 51.80% -1.80%
2003 53.60% 1.20%
2002 52.40% 0.00%
2001 52.40% 1.40%
2000 51.00% -4.30%
1999 55.30% -2.60%
1998 57.90% -1.80%
1996 59.70% 1.50%
1995 58.20% -7.70%
1991 65.90% 7.80%
1989 58.10% 7.80%