Could You Exist on 1/100th?
Each of the six colored bars in the graph below represents all 6.46 billion of the world’s people (in 2005).
For example, the far right bar shows that 1.31 billion people in the world live on more than $10 a day. The other 5.15 billion people – the lower, dark red part of the bar – have $10 per day or less.
The $1.25 bar (second from the left) shows that 1.4 billion people struggle to survive on only $1.25 or less per day, an appallingly low amount.
Compare this with the amount an average American has each day to live – $125! So, almost one and a half billion of the world’s poorest exist – each day – on only 1% of what an average American enjoys!