To live in extreme poverty, as defined by the World Bank, you would have lived an average of $1.90 USD a day, for 35 years.

That works out to $693.50/year or $24,272.50 over 35 years.

In the US, An annual income of $11,770 or less would be defined as living in poverty.

People who live in extreme poverty are evidence that you can still live.

In the USA, poverty is defined as...

Most Americans will spend at least one year below the poverty line at some point between ages 25 and 75. Poverty rates are persistently higher in rural and inner city parts of the country as compared to suburban areas.

A 2013 UNICEF report ranked the U.S. as having the second highest relative child poverty rates in the developed world. According to a 2016 study by the Urban Institute, teenagers in low income communities are often forced to join gangs, save school lunches, sell drugs or exchange sexual favors because they cannot afford food.


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