Income share held by lowest 10% reached 2.50 % in 2017 in El Salvador, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 4.17 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, income share held by lowest 10% in El Salvador reached an all time high of 2.50 % in 2017 and an all time low of 0.400 % in 1998. When compared to El Salvador's main peers, income share held by lowest 10% in Costa Rica amounted to 1.60 % and 1.10 % in Honduras in 2017.
El Salvador has been ranked 10th within the group of 25 countries we follow in terms of income share held by lowest 10%, 53 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.