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, 2018

See also: Population below poverty line bar chart

 

CountryPopulation below poverty line (%)Year
Guatemala592014
Haiti592012
Belize412013
Grenada382008
El Salvador352015
Dominican Republic312016
Nicaragua302015
Honduras302014
Dominica292009
Panama232015
Costa Rica222014
Trinidad and Tobago202014
Jamaica172009
Bahamas, The92010