Costa Rica: Poverty ratio

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 Costa Rica

Poverty, percent of population

 Latest value 25.5
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2011 - 2022
 Average 24.44
 Min - Max 22.1 - 30
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Costa Rica from 2011 to 2022. The average value for Costa Rica during that period was 24.44 percent with a minimum of 22.1 percent in 2017 and a maximum of 30 percent in 2020. The latest value from 2022 is 25.5 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 17 countries is 23.30 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Costa Rica - Poverty ratio - recent values

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Costa Rica - Poverty ratio - historical chart - 2011-2022




Definition: National poverty headcount ratio is the percentage of the population living below the national poverty line(s). National estimates are based on population-weighted subgroup estimates from household surveys. For economies for which the data are from EU-SILC, the reported year is the income reference year, which is the year before the survey year.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Gini inequality index 47.20 2022 index points
 Poverty ratio 25.50 2022 percent
 Poverty at 1.90 USD per day 0.90 2022 percent
 Poverty at 5.50 USD per day 14.10 2022 percent
 Top 10 percent income share 35.70 2022 percent
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