Income Share Held by Lowest 10% rose to 1.60% in Costa Rica in 2017

Income Share Held by Lowest 10% (%)
Society | Costa Rica | May 17, 2019
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Income share held by lowest 10% reached 1.60 % in 2017 in Costa Rica, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 6.67 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, income share held by lowest 10% in Costa Rica reached an all time high of 1.60 % in 2010 and an all time low of 0.600 % in 1989. When compared to Costa Rica's main peers, income share held by lowest 10% in Honduras amounted to 1.10 % and 1.10 % in Panama in 2017.

Costa Rica has been ranked 20th within the group of 25 countries we follow in terms of income share held by lowest 10%, 48 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

The percentage share of income or consumption is the share that accrues to subgroups of the population indicated by deciles or quintiles.

Income Share Held by Lowest 10% Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Belize % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Colombia % 1.20% 1.20% 1.20% 1.20% 1.30%
Costa Rica % 1.50% 1.50% 1.40% 1.50% 1.50%
El Salvador % 2.10% 2.20% 2.10% 2.20% 2.40%
Guatemala % ... ... 1.34% ... ... 1.70% ... ... ...
Honduras % 0.800% 0.900% 1.10% 1.30% 1.30%
Mexico % ... ... 2.00% ... 2.00% ... ...
Nicaragua % ... ... ... ... 2.00% ... ... ...
Panama % 1.10% 1.00% 1.10% 1.00% 1.10%
USA % ... ... ... 1.70% ... ... ...