About this map

Map Legend

Number of people living on less than $1.25/day (millions)
  • No data
  • 0 - 0.99
  • 1 - 4
  • 5 - 9
  • 10 - 49
  • 50 - 460

This map shows the number of people in the world living on less than $1.25 per day. The size of the country on the map (or cartogram) is proportional to the number of people living on $1.25 who reside in that country. China, India, and many countries in sub-Saharan Africa expand in size on this map because they contain the largest number of people experiencing extreme poverty.

Since poverty is closely associated with hunger, it is likely that these impoverished people also experience hunger. At the very least, they are vulnerable to hunger. The theme of hunger vulnerability runs throughout The Atlas of World Hunger, the first atlas ever to investigate the geography and sources of hunger in the world. We define the hunger problem as both the actual experience of hunger and the likelihood of falling into hunger due to some calamity like an earthquake, drought, or rapid food price inflation.