10 food items you can get in New York for under $1.50

    What are the options for a New Yorker who has to live on $1.50 per day?

    Contrary to what some may believe, New York is not the most expensive city in the world to live in — the undesirable distinction goes to Singapore, according to the latest Economist Intelligence Unit’s Worldwide Cost of Living survey. New York, in fact, ranks 26th.

    Still, maintaining an affordable living in the “city that never sleeps” is tough to do. What, then, are the options for a New Yorker who has to live on $1.50 per day?

    Between April 28 and May 2, thousands of people commit to eat and drink using $1.50 daily as part of a global initiative to raise awareness and funding toward the fight against extreme poverty. Staffers of The Hunger Project, one of the partner organizations of the Live Below the Line campaign, are among them, and they have compiled some food options for Big Apple denizens joining the movement. Click the slideshow and this blog to learn more.

    What food items can you buy for less than $1.50 in your area? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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    • Ma. Eliza Villarino

      Eliza is a veteran journalist focused on covering the most pressing issues and latest innovations in global health, humanitarian aid, sustainability, and development. A member of Mensa, Eliza has earned a master's degree in public affairs and bachelor's degree in political science from the University of the Philippines.

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