Access to Electricity (As % of Population) rose to 91.8% in Guatemala in 2016

Access to Electricity (As % of Population) (%)
Energy & Utility | Guatemala | February 01, 2019
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Access to electricity as a share of population reached 91.8 % in 2016 in Guatemala, according to World Bank / EIA. This is 1.41 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, access to electricity as a share of population in Guatemala reached an all time high of 91.8 % in 2016 and an all time low of 60.2 % in 1990. When compared to Guatemala's main peers, access to electricity as a share of population in Belize amounted to 92.2 %, 98.6 % in El Salvador, 87.6 % in Honduras and 81.8 % in Nicaragua in 2016.

Guatemala has been ranked 116th within the group of 180 countries we follow in terms of access to electricity as a share of population, 4 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Access to electricity is the percentage of the population with access to electricity.

Access to Electricity (As % of Population) Unit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Belize % 89.9% 91.7% 91.3% 91.6% 91.8%
Costa Rica % 99.0% 99.2% 99.5% 99.6% 99.4%
El Salvador % 91.6% 92.6% 93.7% 95.0% 95.1%
Guatemala % 84.2% 84.0% 86.7% 88.0% 85.5%
Honduras % 81.0% 82.2% 83.6% 87.2% 88.7%
Mexico % 99.2% 99.2% 99.1% 99.7% 99.2%
Nicaragua % 78.1% 78.7% 79.3% 79.9% 81.9%
USA % 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%