Thematic Map > Population below poverty line - Central America & the Caribbean

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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
Guatemala592019
Haiti592019
Belize412019
Grenada382019
El Salvador332019
Dominican Republic312019
Nicaragua302019
Honduras302019
Dominica292019
Panama232019
Costa Rica222019
Trinidad and Tobago202019
Jamaica172019
Bahamas, The92019