What is the $1.90 poverty line, and based on this new measure, how many people are living in extreme poverty in the world?

The new global poverty line is set at $1.90 using 2011 prices. Just over 900 million people globally lived under this line in 2012 (based on the latest available data), and we project that in 2015, just over 700 million are living in extreme poverty.

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