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Around half of the people in Mexico live in poverty; about 10 % live in extreme poverty.The number of people in poverty has mainly been increasing since 2006, when 42.9 percent of people were below the national poverty line.Chiapas, Guerrero and Puebla have the most poverty.More than 20 million children live in poverty with more than five million living in extreme poverty.About 25 million Mexicans make less than $14 a day. The average salary in rural areas is 3 -4 times less than in the Mexican cities.Mexico has decreased extreme poverty by 20 to 25 percent since 1995.