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.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012

See also: Population below poverty line bar chart

 

Country NamePopulation below poverty line (%)Year of Estimate
Suriname702002
Bolivia512012
Colombia372010
Guyana352006
Paraguay352010
Peru312010
Argentina302012
Ecuador292011
Venezuela272011
Brazil212009
Uruguay192012
Chile152009
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