Costa Rica poverty
La Carpio was born poor, and now it is poorer. In this neighborhood of precarious houses and narrow streets in San José, several of...
Poverty in Costa Rica reached 23% of households in 2021, representing a 3.2% decrease compared to last year.
One in three children under 18 years of age in Costa Rica lives in poverty.
More than 7% of Costa Rica’s microenterprises closed in 2020, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC).
Poverty in Costa Rica reached 26.2% of households, the highest level since 1992, amid the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The last time that Costa Rica registered such a high level of poverty was in 1992, when it reached 29.4%.
These figures represent perhaps the worst economic crisis that Latin America has experienced in its history.
Poverty in Costa Rica remained stable at 21% in the last year, while extreme poverty had a slight reduction of half a percentage point to 5.8%, the official statistical agency said Thursday.
Savings generated by the new solar panels will eventually help fund CEPIA’s many programs including classes, training and meal provisions for its constituents.