Mexico: per capita income 2018, by deciles

In 2018, it was estimated that ten percent of the Mexican population with the highest monthly income made, on average, 23 times more money than the ten percent of the population with the lowest income. While a person in the highest earning segment of the population (decile X) received almost 15,356 Mexican pesos per month, a person in the decile with the lowest monthly income (decile I) earned only 672 pesos.

In that same year, it was estimated that almost 42 percent of the population in Mexico lived in poverty. Chiapas was the state in Mexico with the highest average poverty rate, with over three-quarters of the population in this state classified as living in poverty.

Monthly income per capita in Mexico between 2008 and 2018, by deciles

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Release date

July 2019



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Average total monthly income per person*

Supplementary notes

* The total current income per capita includes the following components and is adjusted for economies of scale and adult-equivalents:
- People's monetary income: remuneration for work, income from self-employment, production value for self-consumption, income from property income and transfers.
- People's non-monetary income: payments or transfers in kind, and gifts received in kind.
For the analysis on income distribution, the Mexican population is divided into groups of 10 percent (deciles).

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