Dominican Republic Poverty Rate 1986-2022

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.
  • Dominican Republic poverty rate for 2020 was 15.20%, a 2.8% increase from 2019.
  • Dominican Republic poverty rate for 2019 was 12.40%, a 1.5% decline from 2018.
  • Dominican Republic poverty rate for 2018 was 13.90%, a 2% decline from 2017.
  • Dominican Republic poverty rate for 2017 was 15.90%, a 4% 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%
Dominican Republic Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2020 15.20% 2.80%
2019 12.40% -1.50%
2018 13.90% -2.00%
2017 15.90% -4.00%
2016 19.90% -1.90%
2015 21.80% -3.40%
2014 25.20% -4.70%
2013 29.90% -0.90%
2012 30.80% -0.20%
2011 31.00% -1.90%
2010 32.90% 0.40%
2009 32.50% -3.20%
2008 35.70% 1.10%
2007 34.60% -0.10%
2006 34.70% -3.20%
2005 37.90% -9.20%
2004 47.10% 7.40%
2003 39.70% 8.30%
2002 31.40% 0.30%
2001 31.10% -0.30%
2000 31.40% 1.00%
1997 30.40% -2.60%
1996 33.00% -9.00%
1992 42.00% -13.90%
1989 55.90% 26.50%
1986 29.40% 26.50%