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15 Percent Globally Live on Less Than 2 Dollars Daily

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The Pew Research Center estimates that, from a global perspective, a family of four earning between $14,600 and $29,200 qualifies as middle class.[1]

However, those figures are more than 71 percent of the world’s population enjoy.

Fifteen percent live on less than $2 a day. Most, 56 percent, earn more than $2 daily but less than $14,600 annually.

The median household income in the U.S. reached $59,039 in 2016.[2]

Footnotes:

  1. Pew Research Center, "Are you in the global middle class? Find out with our income calculator," July 16, 2015
  2. United States Census Bureau, "Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2016," September 12, 2017

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