Dominican Republic Poverty Rate 1986-2023

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.
  • Dominican Republic poverty rate for 2021 was 23.20%, a 0% increase from 2020.
  • Dominican Republic poverty rate for 2020 was 23.20%, a 3% increase from 2019.
  • Dominican Republic poverty rate for 2019 was 20.20%, a 2% decline from 2018.
  • Dominican Republic poverty rate for 2018 was 22.20%, a 3.3% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Armenia 51.70%
Colombia 39.20%
Peru 33.70%
Ecuador 31.70%
Brazil 28.40%
Dominican Republic 23.20%
Paraguay 20.80%
Costa Rica 14.30%
Thailand 12.20%
Dominican Republic Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2021 23.20% 0.00%
2020 23.20% 3.00%
2019 20.20% -2.00%
2018 22.20% -3.30%
2017 25.50% -3.20%
2016 28.70% -1.70%
2015 30.40% -4.40%
2014 34.80% -5.70%
2013 40.50% -0.70%
2012 41.20% -0.40%
2011 41.60% -2.10%
2010 43.70% 0.80%
2009 42.90% -3.00%
2008 45.90% 1.60%
2007 44.30% -0.70%
2006 45.00% -3.20%
2005 48.20% -8.80%
2004 57.00% 8.00%
2003 49.00% 9.00%
2002 40.00% -0.50%
2001 40.50% -0.60%
2000 41.10% 1.70%
1997 39.40% -2.90%
1996 42.30% -10.20%
1992 52.50% -12.80%
1989 65.30% 27.70%
1986 37.60% 27.70%