Poverty Lines Around the World Shown Through Photos of Food

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:

The Poverty Line (via American Photo)

Image credits: Photographs by Stefen Chow and used with permission