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.