What's The Meaning Of The World Bank's New Poverty Lines?

If you live on $1.90 a day or less, the World Bank says you are extremely poor. Two new poverty lines offer a way to measure poverty in middle income countries.
Source: Matthew Zhang/NPR

According to the World Bank, if you're living on $1.90 a day or less, you're living in extreme poverty.

The 767 million people in that category have $1.90 a day or less in purchasing power to fulfill their daily needs.

Most of that money goes for food – only it may not

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