Flag Mexico

Page last updated

November 2011


The Mexico PAT was originally released in 2007. In October 2010, an updated PAT was created using a newer data set. Changes to this tool are detailed in the PAT Changelog.

PAT Survey

July 2010

download (Español - .XLS)

PAT Data Entry Template

Oct 2011

(.ZIP; open within CSPro)

User guide

Aug 2011


Tool Information


Poverty line used for MRR reporting:

Median national poverty line

Value of poverty line used for MRR reporting in local currency:

1286.381 pesos per capita per month in 2008 prices for urban areas

715.8926 Mexican Pesos per capita per month in 2008 prices for rural areas

Other poverty lines*:

Prices in Mexican Pesos
Food poverty line (rural-706.69, urban-949.38)
Capabilities (rural-835.52, urban-1164.41)

National (rural-1282.36, urban-1904.84)
50% above national poverty line (rural-1923.54, urban-2857.25)

Automated poverty comparisons by**:

Region, gender of HOH, HH size, composition of floor, method of: water consumption, garbage disposal

Ownership of: regrigerator, car, van, pickup, computer

Other comparisons



Original source survey:

2005 Encuesta de Hogares (EH)

Certification document:


* The data analysis program in most PATs allows for comparisons against multiple poverty lines. In some cases, these poverty lines vary by region: a household in region A with a calculated household expenditure of X might fall below a poverty line while a household in a different region with the same expenditure might fall above that same poverty line.

** PATs developed using CSPro give automatic poverty comparisions by a number of variables so users can, for example, compare the poverty rates among regions or gender of the head of household. Such results are INDICATIVE and are only statistically valid for samples that are of appropriate size and distribution for that sub-population.


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