Costa Rica Poverty Rate 1981-2022

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.
  • Costa Rica poverty rate for 2020 was 16.10%, a 5.5% increase from 2019.
  • Costa Rica poverty rate for 2019 was 10.60%, a 0.6% decline from 2018.
  • Costa Rica poverty rate for 2018 was 11.20%, a 1.3% increase from 2017.
  • Costa Rica poverty rate for 2017 was 9.90%, a 0.9% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Armenia 44.70%
Colombia 38.30%
Peru 32.90%
Ecuador 30.60%
Mexico 28.10%
Paraguay 17.90%
Costa Rica 16.10%
Dominican Republic 15.20%
Brazil 13.10%
Thailand 6.40%
Russia 2.90%
Belarus 0.10%
Costa Rica Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2020 16.10% 5.50%
2019 10.60% -0.60%
2018 11.20% 1.30%
2017 9.90% -0.90%
2016 10.80% -1.20%
2015 12.00% -0.30%
2014 12.30% -0.10%
2013 12.40% 0.20%
2012 12.20% -1.20%
2011 13.40% 0.80%
2010 12.60% -3.00%
2009 15.60% -0.30%
2008 15.90% -0.40%
2007 16.30% -4.20%
2006 20.50% -0.50%
2005 21.00% -2.20%
2004 23.20% 0.80%
2003 22.40% -0.50%
2002 22.90% -0.80%
2001 23.70% -6.80%
2000 30.50% -0.10%
1999 30.60% 2.80%
1998 27.80% -5.30%
1997 33.10% -2.50%
1996 35.60% 3.40%
1995 32.20% 1.30%
1994 30.90% -5.00%
1993 35.90% -6.10%
1992 42.00% -3.30%
1991 45.30% 4.60%
1990 40.70% -0.90%
1989 41.60% -14.10%
1986 55.70% -10.50%
1981 66.20% -10.50%