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The Poverty Line

What is Poverty?

Poverty is hard to define, even though it is a term that we use very often.

“Poverty lines vary in time and place, and each country uses lines which are appropriate to its level of development, societal norms and values”

– The World Bank,
Poverty Analysis Overview

The Poverty Line project is an attempt to show what it means to be poor, by taking photos of daily amounts of food you can buy if your income lies at the poverty line.

Australia

USD 8.02

Brazil

USD 1.23

China

USD 1.00

Mauritius

USD 4.37

Malaysia

USD 1.36

Madagascar

USD 0.64

Nepal

USD 0.45

Japan

USD 4.84

India

USD 0.60

South Korea

USD 2.15

France

USD 7.68

Germany

USD 6.61

Thailand

USD 1.71

USA

USD 4.91

Hong Kong

USD 5.77

Taiwan

USD 1.97

Switzerland

USD 10.25

Singapore

USD 1.79

Georgia

USD 1.79

Netherlands

USD 6.27