Household Income Up 10% in El Salvador

The average monthly income received by Salvadoran households increased from $506 in 2012 to $556 in 2013.

Monday, September 1, 2014

In urban areas, the median household income was $660.9, an increase of $66 compared to 2012. In rural areas, the average monthly income per household was $361.82, up by $23.4 in relation to 2012, according to the Multi-Purpose Household Survey presented by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINEC). reports that "... Based on the same survey, according to the MINEC, poverty in El Salvador has dropped by 5% in a year. In 2012 the proportion of poor households was 34.5%, whereas in 2013 it was 29.6%. The reduction in the proportion of poor households is higher in urban than in rural area. In rural areas this has gone down 7.3 percentage points, going from 43.3% in 2012 to 36% in 2013; in urban areas it has gone down 3.7 points: going from 29.9% in 2012 to 26.2% in 2013 "

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From a presentation by the EHPM:

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