According to CONEVAL, the poverty rate in Yucatán has decreased by -10.7 points during the current administration, meaning over 236,000 Yucatecans have been lifted out of poverty.
These figures indicate that not only did 164,000 individuals recover from the poverty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, but also another 72,000 individuals who were already in poverty prior to the pandemic managed to improve their quality of life. This information comes from the 2022 Poverty Measurement by CONEVAL, compared to the 2020 results.
As Governor Mauricio Vila pointed out, Yucatán has made significant efforts to stimulate growth across all sectors and segments, reducing poverty and inequality to ensure all Yucatecans have equal opportunities to improve their quality of life. This has led to the state’s growth from the bottom up, creating a more just and productive state through teamwork.
This indicator showed that the state reached historically low figures, with 236,684 people lifted out of poverty. This includes 105,999 men and women exiting moderate poverty and 130,685 individuals rising above extreme poverty. Yucatán also improved in three key areas: Educational Backwardness, Social Security, and Food Deprivation (malnutrition).
Regarding educational backwardness, Yucatán managed to lift 7,192 individuals out of this situation, representing a historic decrease of -1.4 percent, higher than the national average. In terms of Social Security, the state achieved unprecedented success, with 66,996 people no longer facing this deprivation, marking a reduction of -5.8 percent, again surpassing the national average. Yucatán ranked among the top six states with the highest decrease in this area. In the realm of food deprivation, 208,733 people were lifted out of this situation, a historic decrease of -36.3 percent, again higher than the national average. Yucatán claimed second place for the greatest reduction in this aspect.
Regarding extreme poverty indicators, 130,685 individuals were lifted out of this situation, representing a reduction of almost -50 percent, far higher than the national average reduction of only -15.7 percent. This places the state among the top five with the highest reduction in extreme poverty nationwide.
The National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy (Coneval) also reported that Yucatán reduced the percentage of people living below the extreme poverty line, dropping from 21.3 percent in 2020 to 10.2 percent in 2022, a reduction of 11.2 percentage points. This places the state in second place for the greatest reduction nationwide.
Furthermore, INEGI recently confirmed an effective effort against poverty and inequality, reporting a reduction of -9.4 percent in income inequality among Yucatecan families. This is measured by the Gini index, a value three times better than the national context’s -3.1 percent, indicating the state is moving closer to the “0” value that signifies total equality.
Adding to these indicators, an unprecedented achievement is that the quarterly household income in Yucatán reached its highest historical level, increasing from 53,329 pesos in 2020 to 62,371 pesos in 2022, an increment of over nine thousand pesos, representing a growth of 17 percent during that period. This is the highest increase in the state’s history, according to the 2022 National Survey of Household Income and Expenditure (ENIGH) by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI).