Population at Risk of Poverty (As % of Total) in El Salvador

Population at risk of poverty as a share of total population reached 34.9 % in 2015 in El Salvador, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 6.73 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, population at risk of poverty as a share of total population in El Salvador reached an all time high of 40.6 % in 2011 and an all time low of 29.2 % in 2017. When compared to El Salvador's main peers, population at risk of poverty as a share of total population in Costa Rica amounted to 21.7 % and 63.8 % in Honduras in 2015.

El Salvador has been ranked 10th within the group of 51 countries we follow in terms of population at risk of poverty as a share of total population, 13 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

The population at risk of poverty shows how many people live below a certain level of income after receiving welfare benefits.

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