Costa Rica: Poverty at 5.50 USD per day

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 Costa Rica

Poverty ratio, percent living on less than 5.50 USD a day

 Latest value 14.1
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1981 - 2022
 Average 28.98
 Min - Max 12.9 - 71.1
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Costa Rica from 1981 to 2022. The average value for Costa Rica during that period was 28.98 percent with a minimum of 12.9 percent in 2017 and a maximum of 71.1 percent in 1981. The latest value from 2022 is 14.1 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 7 countries is 34.76 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 at 5.50 USD per day - recent values

Historical chart
Costa Rica - Poverty at 5.50 USD per day - historical chart - 1981-2022




Definition: 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.


 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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