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Living on $50 to $100

Map No. 156

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The majority (61%) of the population of Japan live in households which rely on between US$50 and US$100, in purchasing power parity (PPP). North America, Western Europe and Japan are particularly large on this map because large numbers of people live on PPP US$50-100 a day.

Southern Asia and Central Africa have almost completely disappeared. Indonesia, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Lao Peopleís Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Timor-Leste and much of Southeastern Africa are not visible. This is because very few people there live on PPP US$50-100 a day.

"Itís as though the people of India have been rounded up and loaded onto two convoys of trucks ... The tiny convoy is on its way to a glittering destination ... The other convoy just melts into the darkness and disappears." Arundhati Roy, 2002

Territory size shows the proportion of all people that rely on US$ 50-100 purchasing power parity a day worldwide, that live there.


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