Unlike the fabulously rich, those living at or under the poverty line in countries around the world have to make tough choices regarding what they eat on a daily basis. “The Poverty Line” is an ongoing project by photographer Stefen Chow and economist Lin Hui-Yi that shows how much food people living at the poverty line in various countries can buy.
The photos above show the different options in China, where 26,880,000 people live on ¥3.28 ($0.49) per day. Each image shows what one poor person can buy in one day.
France: €5.60 ($7.68)
Nepal: रू33 ($0.45)
Australia: A$7.52 ($8.02)
Thailand: ฿52.87 ($1.71)
Chow recently gave a talk at TED@Shanghai introducing his project:
Image credits: Photographs by Stefen Chow and used with permission