“How Rich Am I?” Poverty Quiz

Even though we may not feel rich, in comparison to most of the world population, many of us are!  

If you stick around for long, you’ll probably hear us saying a lot about people who barely scrape by on less than $2 a day. That’s because our mission is to help these precious people get out of poverty by increasing their incomes and introduce them to the master of all hope—Jesus. 

According to the World Bank, individuals who make less than $2.15 a day fall into the category of extreme poverty. (We round this number up to $2 to simplify.) 

But what does it look like to live on less than $2 a day? 

“How Rich Am I?” Quiz 

1) Do you have enough food, a roof over your head and a means of transportation? 

Then you’re richer than 85% of the world (or 6.5 billion people)! 

2) Do you earn $25,000 or more per year?  

Then you’re richer than 90% of the world (or 6.9 billion people)! 

3) Do you have enough money to support a hobby, a variety of clothes and two cars (in any condition)? 

Then you’re richer than 95% of the world (or 7.3 billion people)!  

4) Do you make more than $50,000 per year? 

Then you’re richer than 99% of the world (or 7.6 billion people)! 

This global perspective about how fortunate we are is important to know and teach the next generation. We are exceptionally blessed, and God wants us to share our blessing with those who don’t have enough. 

What now? 

For many of us, God gives us more than we need so that we can share with families who have limited access to basics like food, clean water and healthcare. Click here if you’re ready to discover how you can share your wealth with an extremely poor family today. 

“Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.” ~ 2 Cor. 9:7-8 

Malia Rodriguez
Malia Rodriguez

Malia loves serving as a Copywriter for Bright Hope, where she has the privilege to share how God is working among the vulnerable and caring for the extreme poor around the world. As a homeschool mom, Malia strives to develop in her kids compassionate, generous, and caring hearts. Malia and her husband, Matt, live in the Washington, DC area with their son and daughter.