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Table 5 Urban infrastructure in Latin America

From: Urban infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean: public policy priorities

  Share of housing owners Number of rooms Persons per room Share of poor dwellings Share of dwellings with low-quality materials
Poorest 20 % Mean Poorest 20 % Mean Poorest 20 % Mean Poorest 20 % Mean Poorest 20 % Mean
Latin America
 Argentina
  2003-II 54.4 66.4 2.5 2.9 2.1 1.4     
  2012-I 54.3 64 2.6 2.9 1.9 1.2 4.3 1.7 4.4 1.4
 Bolivia
  2000 48.4 52.1 2.1 2.7 2.7 2.2 32.8 27 67.2 44.9
  2011 46.3 53.6 2.2 2.8 2.4 1.8 36.8 30.9 46.6 28.3
 Brazil
  2006 34.4 49.5 2.8 3.4 1.7 1.3 7 2.9 68.7 39.2
  2011 30.4 44.2 2.8 3.3 1.7 1.2 7.4 6.1 71.2 35.5
 Costa Rica
  2001 71.2 75 4.3 5 1 0.8 2.6 0.7 9.6 2.8
  2009 61.4 71.1 4.4 5.2 0.9 0.7 1.7 0.5 7.9 2.9
 Dominican Republic
  2008 54.8 58.4 3 3.5 1.6 1.1 0.2 0.5 30.5 13.6
  2011 53.1 56.5 3.1 3.4 1.6 1.1 0.1 1.5 26.4 11.8
 Ecuador
  2003 71.1 69.4 2.5 3.1 2.3 1.7    33.2 21.1
  2011 59 61.8 4.9 5.4 0.8 0.7 16.8 8.7 18 9.5
 El Salvador
  2000 44.5 64.2 1.8 2.7 2.9 2 17.2 9.2 43.4 19.2
  2010 54.8 64.6 1.9 2.8 2.8 1.7 9.4 5.3 37.8 15.4
 Guatemala
  2000 41.5 60.7 1.6 2.7 3.5 2.5 15.3 10 56.8 36.6
  2011 57.2 64.9 1.8 2.5 3.4 2.3 10 9.5 51.9 26.9
 Honduras
  2001 62 61.7 3.3 4.4 2.3 1.5 7.5 10.1 7.5 2.3
  2011 61.5 61.2 4 4.7 1.5 1.2 6.6 7.5 4.8 2.2
 Mexico
  2000 65 71 3.8 5 1.4 0.9 0.2 0.2 47.8 24.9
  2010 45.3 65.6 4.1 5 1.1 0.8 0.4 0.3 40.8 22
 Nicaragua
  2001 71.3 76.7 1.9 2.3 4.2 3 14 6.5 24.8 10.5
  2009 73.6 80.9 1.9 2.6 3.7 2.2 5.9 2.1 23 10.5
 Panama
  2007 54 75         
  2012 62.2 79         
 Paraguay
  2001 67.2 71.7 2.4 3.4 2.4 1.7 21.1 9.7 1.9 0.7
  2011 78.2 78.4 2.9 3.6 1.6 1.3 11.2 4.6 0.6 0.4
 Peru
  2003 63 69.3 2.8 3.5 2.6 1.6 5.7 7.4 22.7 13.1
  2011 54.6 62.5 2.7 3.7 1.9 1.3 12.2 7.5 20.2 11.9
 Uruguay
  2006 30.9 61.3 2.8 3.3 1.8 1 0.8 0.3 4.5 1.4
  2011 21.7 52.7 3 3.5 1.5 0.9 0.3 0.1 2.6 0.7
 Venezuela
  2000 72.7 73.2 3.6 3.9 1.6 1.3 6.9 2.6 6.9 2.9
  2011 79.8 81.7 3.1 3.5 1.9 1.4 12 5.5 15.3 7.1
The Caribbean
 Bahamas
  2001 53.9 57.7 3.9 4.1 1.2 1     
 Guyana
  1992–1993 35 40.4 4.3 4.4 1.8 1.1    5 0.3
 Haiti
  2001 38.9 46 2.8 3.1 2.2 1.8 16 8.6 27.4 14.1
 Jamaica
  2002 58 52.5      1.6 1.3 3 4.5
 Suriname
  1999 67.3 62.4 2.9 3 1.5 1.4 33.3 43.4   
  1. Source Socio-Economic Database for Latin America and the Caribbean, Center for Distributive, Labor and Social Studies (Universidad Nacional de la Plata) and the World Bank