The World Bank’s estimate of people living below the poverty line (about 1.25 USD per day) amounts to 1.4 billion people. According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty. And they “die quietly in some of the poorest villages on earth, far removed from the scrutiny and the conscience of the world. Being meek and weak in life makes these dying multitudes more invisible in death” (State of the World’s Children, 2010). The following interactive map gives a glimpse of not only how many in selected countries live below the poverty line, but compares income to expenses such as housing and food.
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    Australia

    GDP per capita (PPP)* $40,800
    unemployment rate 5.1%
    Literacy Rate 99%
    infant mortality rate/1,000 4.55
    Average monthly wage $3849
    Rent - 1 bedroom in City $1642
    One Dozen eggs $4.11
    population below poverty line of US$1.25 day -

    Canada

    GDP per capita (PPP)* $42,000
    unemployment rate 7.50%
    Literacy Rate 99%
    infant mortality rate/1,000 4.85
    Average monthly wage $3000
    Rent - 1 bedroom in City $920
    One Dozen eggs $3.05
    population below poverty line of US$1.25 day -

    China

    GDP per capita (PPP)* $8,500
    unemployment rate 6.5%
    Literacy Rate 92.2%
    infant mortality rate/1,000 15.9
    Average monthly wage $632
    Rent - 1 bedroom in City $552
    One Dozen eggs $1.90
    population below poverty line of US$1.25 day 16%

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    GDP per capita (PPP)* $210
    unemployment rate -
    Literacy Rate 66.8%
    infant mortality rate/1,000 76.63
    Average monthly wage $120
    Rent - 1 bedroom in City $3377
    One Dozen eggs $3.74
    population below poverty line of US$1.25 day 54%

    France

    GDP per capita (PPP)* $35,600
    unemployment rate 9.3%
    Literacy Rate 99%
    infant mortality rate/1,000 3.01
    Average monthly wage $2602
    Rent - 1 bedroom in City $780
    One Dozen eggs $3.55
    population below poverty line of US$1.25 day -

    Haiti

    GDP per capita (PPP)* $1,300
    unemployment rate 40.6%
    Literacy Rate 52.9%
    infant mortality rate/1,000 52.44
    Average monthly wage $712
    Rent - 1 bedroom in City $475
    One Dozen eggs $2
    population below poverty line of US$1.25 day 55%

    Hong Kong

    GDP per capita (PPP)* $49,800
    unemployment rate 3.4%
    Literacy Rate 93.5%
    infant mortality rate/1,000 2.9
    Average monthly wage $2,386
    Rent - 1 bedroom in City $1,677
    One Dozen eggs $2.58
    population below poverty line of US$1.25 day -

    India

    GDP per capita (PPP)* $3,700
    unemployment rate 9.8%
    Literacy Rate 61%
    infant mortality rate/1,000 46.07
    Average monthly wage $483
    Rent - 1 bedroom in City $155
    One Dozen eggs $0.77
    population below poverty line of US$1.25 day 42%

    Indonesia

    GDP per capita (PPP)* $4,700
    unemployment rate 6.6%
    Literacy Rate 90.4%
    infant mortality rate/1,000 26.99
    Average monthly wage $313
    Rent - 1 bedroom in City $365
    One Dozen eggs $1.44
    population below poverty line of US$1.25 day 19%

    Philippines

    GDP per capita (PPP)* $4,100
    unemployment rate 7%
    Literacy Rate 92.6%
    infant mortality rate/1,000 16.18
    Average monthly wage $301
    Rent - 1 bedroom in City $246
    One Dozen eggs $1.57
    population below poverty line of US$1.25 day 23%

    Thailand

    GDP per capita (PPP)* $9,500
    unemployment rate 0.70%
    Literacy Rate 92.6%
    infant mortality rate/1,000 15.9
    Average monthly wage $491
    Rent - 1 bedroom in City $327
    One Dozen eggs $1.57
    population below poverty line of US$1.25 day 11%

    United States

    GDP per capita (PPP)* $49,000
    unemployment rate 9%
    Literacy Rate 99%
    infant mortality rate/1,000 5.3
    Average monthly wage $3000
    Rent - 1 bedroom in City $890
    One Dozen eggs $2
    population below poverty line of US$1.25 day -

    GDP is the value of all goods and services produced by people in an economy. GDP per capita (PPP) is the GDP divided by the number of people in the economy.