From the folks at Gapminder and the author of Factfulness, see the Gapminder Dollar Street Press Release

Welcome to Dollar Street – where country stereotypes fall apart. 

Click here    or on image to “See how the rest of the world lives, organized by income”. TED talk by Anna Rosling Ronnlund.     Click here    to go to Dollar Street Interactive guide to the world by income.    Click here    to download your Dollar Street Guide

Click here or on image to “See how the rest of the world lives, organized by income”. TED talk by Anna Rosling Ronnlund.

Click here to go to Dollar Street Interactive guide to the world by income. Click here to download your Dollar Street Guide

Imagine the world as a street. All houses are lined up by income, the poor living to the left and the rich to the right. Everybody else somewhere in between. Where would you live? Would your life look different than your neighbours’ from other parts of the world, who share the same income level? Dollar Street lets you find out.

Dollar Street has two main messages

  1. Many people think of the world as being divided in two groups. It is not. Dollar Street makes that obvious.

  2. Media shows people in other countries as being strange and hard to understand. They are not. All people are fully occupied trying to meet the universal human needs (like eat, sleep, pee & play).

What problems Dollar Street solves

1.“The world is divided in two”

  • People have a feeling that there are two ways of life (poor/rich). But most people are somewhere in-between.

2.“Other People are Strange”

  • Media show us extraordinary people and events.

  • Makes people in other cultures and countries seem strange.

Go to Dollar Street to interact with visual data on over 264 homes, in 50 countries, with up to 135 objects per home with over 30,000 photos and 10,000 videos, based on Gapminder’s fact-based frameworks below.

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