Mexico Poverty Rate 1989-2022

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.
  • Mexico poverty rate for 2020 was 28.10%, a 1.5% increase from 2018.
  • Mexico poverty rate for 2018 was 26.60%, a 2.8% decline from 2016.
  • Mexico poverty rate for 2016 was 29.40%, a 3.9% decline from 2014.
  • Mexico poverty rate for 2014 was 33.30%, a 1.7% increase from 2012.
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%
Mexico Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2020 28.10% 1.50%
2018 26.60% -2.80%
2016 29.40% -3.90%
2014 33.30% 1.70%
2012 31.60% -1.70%
2010 33.30% -0.10%
2008 33.40% 0.30%
2006 33.10% -3.60%
2005 36.70% -0.70%
2004 37.40% -3.20%
2002 40.60% -3.20%
2000 43.80% -7.40%
1998 51.20% -8.10%
1996 59.30% 16.90%
1994 42.40% -0.90%
1992 43.30% -6.00%
1989 49.30% -6.00%