Thematic Map > Population below poverty line - South America

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Definition: National estimates of the percentage of the population falling below the poverty line are based on surveys of sub-groups, with the results weighted by the number of people in each group. Definitions of poverty vary considerably among nations. For example, rich nations generally employ more generous standards of poverty than poor nations.

Description: The map displayed here shows how Population below poverty line varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014

See also: Population below poverty line bar chart

 

Country NamePopulation below poverty line (%)Year of Estimate
Suriname702002
Bolivia452014
Guyana352006
Paraguay352010
Colombia332012
Venezuela322011
Argentina302014
Peru262012
Ecuador262013
Brazil212014
Uruguay192010
Chile152009
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