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Poverty in Costa Rica



Poverty In Costa Rica

Costa Rica has the lowest poverty rate in Central America. Despite this it has struggled to keep the amount of persons below the poverty line under 20% of the population.



Year Total Poverty Extreme Poverty Non Extreme Poverty
2011 21.6% 15.2% 6.4%
2010 21.3% 15.3% 6.0%


See the comparison graph below


Poverty in Cosa Rica


For a comparison of Poverty in Latin America with Costa Rica see the graph below.


Poverty in Latin America




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