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Durai, India
$246
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Durai

Durai, India
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Durai

Durai, India
Monthly income
$246
$246
About the data
In this household each adult can consume goods and services worth about 245 US dollars each month. This consumption includes the things they buy as well as the things they produce for themselves (if any). We guesstimated this amount based on the assets the family owned and the incomes they reported. We added a guesstimate of the food they produced themselves to the family's reported incomes. The guesstimated part makes up less than half of the total income, but more than a fifth. We scaled down the reported incomes to take into account some additional cost of living factors (extra costs which we assumed were not included in the official "PPP-rate" that we use to transfer local currencies into dollars).

The Durai family lives in Chennai, India. Durai is 57 years old and works as a farmer. His wife, Karpagam, is 45 years old and she looks after the house. They have 3 sons, all above the age of 20, and working different jobs. The family lives in their own house, which has 2 bedrooms and it has been their residence for 20 years. They plan on buying a car, and dream of one day being able to buy a new house.

The Durai family lives in Chennai, India. Durai is 57 years old and works as a farmer. His wife, Karpagam, is 45 years old and she looks after the house. They have 3 sons; Ganesh is 29 years old and works as an attendant, Suresh is 26 years old and works as a labourer, and Raj is 24 years old and works as a farmer. The family lives in a 2-room house that they built and have been living here for 20 years. They own the house, in addition to another house and land. The house has electricity, but there are frequent interruptions in supply. They have drinking water in their yard, but there is no toilet. The family grows 80% of their food, while the rest is purchased or acquired as gifts. Food costs them nearly half of their income. They cook using either coal, propane or wood depending on availability. They spend 3 hours a week collecting firewood. The family is saving money and planning to buy a car. They hope one day to be able to fulfill their dream of buying a house.

Photo by: AJ Sharma
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