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World Poverty Statistics

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World Poverty StatisticsData
Total Percentage of World Population that lives on less than $2.50 a day50%
Total number of people that live on less than $2.50 a day3 Billion
Total Percentage of People that live on less than $10 a day80%
Total percent of World Populations that live where income differentials are widening80%
Total Percentage of World Income the richest 20% account for75%
Total Number of children that die each day due to Poverty22,000
Total Number of People in Developing Countries with Inadequate Access to Water1.1 billion
Total Number of School Days lost to Water Related Illness443 million school days
Child World Poverty Statistics
Number of children in the world2.2 billion
Number of Children that live in Poverty1 billion
Total Number of Children that live without adequate shelter640 million (1 in 3)
Total Number of Children without access to safe water400 million (1 in 5)
Total Number of Children with no access to Health Services270 million (1 in 7)
Total Number of Children who die annually from lack of access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation1.4 million
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Poverty to Wealthy Ratio Statistics
YearRatio of People at Poverty to Wealthy Level
201589 to 1
201388 to 1
199272 to 1
197344 to 1
195035 to 1
191311 to 1
18203 to 1
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: Global Issues, The Human Development Report
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: March 24, 2017

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