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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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