Income poverty

Proportion of population below US$1.25 a day is the percentage of the population living on less than $1.25 a day at 2005 international prices. The US$1.25 poverty line is compared to consumption or income per person and includes consumption from own production and income in kind. This poverty line has fixed purchasing power across countries. This indicator measures progress toward the reduction of extreme poverty and relates to the first MDG goal to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger.