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, 2019

See also: Population below poverty line bar chart

 

CountryPopulation below poverty line (%)Year
Suriname702019
Bolivia392019
Guyana352019
Colombia282019
Argentina262019
Peru232019
Paraguay222019
Ecuador222019
Venezuela202019
Chile142019
Uruguay102019
Brazil42019