Mexico: Poverty at 5.50 USD per day

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

 Latest value 32.50
 Year 2020
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1989 - 2020
 Average 42.76
 Min - Max 31.10 - 63.30
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Mexico from 1989 to 2020. The average value for Mexico during that period was 42.76 percent with a minimum of 31.1 percent in 2018 and a maximum of 63.3 percent in 1996. The latest value from 2020 is 32.5 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 53 countries is 17.25 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Mexico - Poverty at 5.50 USD per day - Recent values chart

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Mexico - Poverty at 5.50 USD per day - historical chart - 1989-2020

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.

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