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People with bank accounts, percent of the population over 14 years of age, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 16 countries was 57.33 percent. The highest value was in Chile: 87.06 percent and the lowest value was in Nicaragua: 23.19 percent. The indicator is available from 2011 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Percent people with bank accounts , 2021 Global rank Available data
Chile 87.06 1 2011 - 2021
Venezuela 84.03 2 2011 - 2021
Brazil 83.56 3 2011 - 2021
Uruguay 74.13 4 2011 - 2021
Costa Rica 68.49 5 2011 - 2021
Bolivia 67.96 6 2011 - 2021
Argentina 66.33 7 2011 - 2021
Ecuador 64.18 8 2011 - 2021
Peru 56.26 9 2011 - 2021
Colombia 55.94 10 2011 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 49.55 11 2011 - 2021
Panama 44.97 12 2011 - 2021
Honduras 33.88 13 2011 - 2021
El Salvador 30.71 14 2011 - 2021
Paraguay 27.08 15 2011 - 2021
Nicaragua 23.19 16 2011 - 2021



Definition: The percentage of respondents with an account (self or together with someone else) at a bank, credit union, another financial institution (e.g., cooperative, microfinance institution), or the post office (if applicable) including respondents who reported having a debit card (% age 15+).

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