Inter-American Development Bank Haiti Remittance Survey. March 6, 2007. METHODOLOGY. Demographics of Remittance Recipients . Age. Education. Gender. Annual Household Income. Departments Polled. Ouest: Port-Au-Prince Sud-Est: Jacmel Sud: Les Cayes
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March 6, 2007
Thirty-one percent of Haitian adults – approximately 1.1 million people – received remittances on a regular basis during 2006.
The average Haitian remittance recipient receives money 10 times per year.
The average remittance to Haiti is US$150.
The IDB Survey indicates that Haiti received approximately US$1.65 billion during 2006.
Haitian remittance recipients spend approximately 77 percent of the money they receive on basic daily expenses such as food, housing, clothes, utilities and medicine.
Haitian remittance recipients spent more than US$350 million during 2006 on economic development investments such as starting a business, opening up a savings account, building a house or paying for educational needs.