El Salvador

Basic country data

  • Population 60 and over (2018)
  • 755,571
  • % of total
  • 11.8%
  • Population 60 and over (2050)
  • 1,547,984
  • % of total
  • 24.1%
  • Total pension coverage*
  • 22%
  • Does the country have a social pension?
  • Yes
  • Region
  • Latin America & Caribbean
  • Income group
  • Lower middle income

% of older people (65+) receiving a pension, by type

Data on social pensions

Pension Basica Universal (Universal basic pension)

Basic scheme information

Data on social pensions

  • Name of pension or programme
  • Pension Basica Universal (Universal basic pension)
  • Year first social pension introduced
  • 2009
  • Administrative Organisation
  • Coordinated by the Technical Secretariat of the Presidency and implemented by The Social Investment Fund for Local Development (FISDL)

2015

Government of El Salvador: Pensión Básica Universal para la Persona Adulta Mayor (Webpage) (Spanish)

Universal Basic Pension extends to new urban municipalities

Eligibility criteria

2014

Non-contributory pensions in FIAP countries : Part 1 - Latin America

Universal Basic Pension extends to new urban municipalities

Adequacy

Coverage

2014

HelpAge calculations

Cost

  • Total cost (local currency)
  • 16,892,400 US dollars
  • Cost as % of GDP
  • 0.1%
  • References and notes

Resources on the pension in El Salvador

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