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Poverty Line: South Africa
theoutlier.co.za & Stats SA
The food poverty line shows the cost of feeding a person in South Africa the minimum nutrients for a month. The data only includes food items
How to cite this data
National Poverty Lines from Stats SA via Outlier Insights
Data notes
Stats SA bases the data on prices it collects to calculate the consumer price index, which includes grocery items such as maize flour, white and brown bread, rice, cake flower, chicken, beef, cabbage, potatoes, onions, tomatoes, milk, eggs, cooking oils, instant coffee, fruit juices and sugar. Stats SA uses it to measure poverty
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