Question: Why is Lima so poor?

Another fact about poverty in Lima is that there is a large income disparity, which has led to problems with access to clean water. While the rich have cheap water pumped into their homes, the poor pay almost ten times more for water to be delivered by lorries. Lima had a high employment rate of 93.4 percent in 2017.Another fact about poverty in Lima is that there is a large income disparity

Is Lima a poor city?

As of 2018, 20.5% of the population of Peru is at or below the poverty line, constituting around 6,765,000 people. Areas with a high development index, such as Lima, Moquegua and Ica, enjoy relatively low poverty as a result of economic opportunity.

How bad is poverty in Peru?

Peru has an extreme poverty rate of 3.8 percent, which is defined as the inability to purchase a basket of basic food and beverages. However, this rate is only 0.7 percent in Lima, a lower number than the 1.2 percent prevalent in other urban areas of Peru.

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