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By the Numbers

80% of the population

In Latin America and the Caribbean is urban. This makes it the most urbanized region in the world.


 

482.5 million people

Live in cities in Latin America and the Caribbean


 

By 100 million people

Cities will grow in the next 20 years in Latin America and the Caribbean


 

125 million

Of the region’s 180 million poor live in cities


 

113.4 million people

Live in slums in Latin America and the Caribbean


 

23.5% of cities’ inhabitants

Live in slums in Latin America and the Caribbean


 

4 megacities

With more than 10 million people exist today in Latin America. In 2025 there will be 6.


 

40 million households

Suffer from overcrowding (three or more people per room).

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