Myth: All people living in extreme poverty live in rural areas.
Reality: Most of the world’s poor, about 75%, do live in rural areas and rely mostly on farming. However, like most things on this list, facts become myths when people replace the word “most” with the word “all”. The 25% of the world’s poor that live in urban areas need different types of aid, and different kinds of policy change, than those in rural areas. They shouldn’t be ignored.