El Salvador Poverty Rate 1989-2020

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 2018 was 25.70%, a 3.2% decline from 2017.
  • El Salvador poverty rate for 2017 was 28.90%, a 1.8% decline from 2016.
  • El Salvador poverty rate for 2016 was 30.70%, a 1.1% decline from 2015.
  • El Salvador poverty rate for 2015 was 31.80%, a 3.1% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Angola 87.20%
Kyrgyz Republic 61.30%
Indonesia 56.00%
Honduras 50.30%
Georgia 42.90%
Mongolia 28.90%
El Salvador 25.70%
Vietnam 23.60%
Bolivia 23.10%
Moldova 13.30%
Ukraine 4.00%
El Salvador Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2018 25.70% -3.20%
2017 28.90% -1.80%
2016 30.70% -1.10%
2015 31.80% -3.10%
2014 34.90% -0.10%
2013 35.00% -3.90%
2012 38.90% -2.40%
2011 41.30% 0.00%
2010 41.30% -1.50%
2009 42.80% -0.50%
2008 43.30% 4.30%
2007 39.00% -3.30%
2006 42.30% -2.70%
2005 45.00% 0.10%
2004 44.90% -2.20%
2003 47.10% 0.70%
2002 46.40% 0.20%
2001 46.20% 1.70%
2000 44.50% -5.40%
1999 49.90% -2.20%
1998 52.10% -0.50%
1996 52.60% 1.80%
1995 50.80% -9.30%
1991 60.10% 8.50%
1989 51.60% 8.50%