Extreme poverty rate dropped faster than ever during the past decades

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Most people in the world no longer live in extreme poverty!

Today, just 9% of people in the world live in extreme poverty, with less than $2.15 per day. However, most people’s view of extreme poverty is outdated by many decades!

About this misconception

Back in 2002, 26% of people lived in extreme poverty. That fell to 8.3% by 2022. Even though Coronavirus set progress back, it didn’t change the fact that life has continually improved for most people over the decades.
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