El Salvador Poverty Rate 1989-2021

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 2019 was 22.30%, a 4% decline from 2018.
  • El Salvador poverty rate for 2018 was 26.30%, a 3.2% decline from 2017.
  • El Salvador poverty rate for 2017 was 29.50%, a 1.9% decline from 2016.
  • El Salvador poverty rate for 2016 was 31.40%, a 1.2% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % Under US $5.50 Per Day
Kyrgyz Republic 52.60%
Indonesia 52.20%
Honduras 49.00%
Georgia 42.00%
El Salvador 22.30%
Bolivia 19.90%
Ukraine 2.50%
El Salvador Poverty Rate - Historical Data
Year % Under US $5.50 Per Day Change
2019 22.30% -4.00%
2018 26.30% -3.20%
2017 29.50% -1.90%
2016 31.40% -1.20%
2015 32.60% -2.90%
2014 35.50% -0.10%
2013 35.60% -3.90%
2012 39.50% -2.60%
2011 42.10% 0.00%
2010 42.10% -1.40%
2009 43.50% -0.30%
2008 43.80% 4.20%
2007 39.60% -3.20%
2006 42.80% -2.70%
2005 45.50% -0.10%
2004 45.60% -2.20%
2003 47.80% 0.80%
2002 47.00% 0.10%
2001 46.90% 1.80%
2000 45.10% -5.30%
1999 50.40% -2.10%
1998 52.50% -0.50%
1996 53.00% 1.60%
1995 51.40% -9.20%
1991 60.60% 8.40%
1989 52.20% 8.40%