LAC Equity Lab: Poverty - Regional Distribution

Brazil and Mexico are the most populous countries of the region and are home to almost half of the poor in the region. In contrast, less than 5 percent of the poor in LAC reside in the Southern Cone.

This dashboard presents the shares of the poor that live in Brazil, Mexico, and each of the remaining sub-regions of Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition, it shows the shares of the population considered middle class or vulnerable for these different sub-regions. 

Each of the 5 sub-regions is selected by means of their proximity and population. Brazil and Mexico are considered two separate regions on their own. The Andean region includes Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. The Southern cone includes Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.

To know more about poverty and the technical details of its calculation, click here.