My Coffee Budget Makes Me Rich in India

It turns out that what I spend on coffee alone would put me in the upper middle class in India:

Nearly 80 percent of India lives on half dollar a day

Seventy-seven percent of Indians — about 836 million people — live on less than half a dollar a day in one of the world’s hottest economies, a government report said.

The state-run National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganized Sector (NCEUS) said most of those living on below 20 rupees (50 US cents) per day were from the informal labor sector with no job or social security, living in abject poverty.

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  1. Statistics like this always blow my mind. Another great resource understanding just how great most of us in America have it is here: your yearly income and It’ll show you where you rank worldwide.
    Then there’s the ‘World on Fire’ video by Sarah McLachlin. She spent her video budget on third world charities just to show how ridiculously much money our culture goes through, and how it could be better spent.

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