Potemkin Viallage is any construction (literal or figurative) built solely to deceive others into thinking that a situation is better than it really is. The term comes from stories of a fake portable village, built only to impress Empress Catherine II during her journey to Crimea in 1787.
1. Manila (Average salary $3,500)
Poverty has always remained a critical social problem that calls to be addressed. Philippines’ latest poverty line for 2014 marks a per capita income of 100,534 pesos a year. According to the data from the National Statistical Coordination Board, more than one-quarter of the population fell below the poverty line the first semester of 2014, an approximate 78 per cent increase since 2013.
The increase in poverty has been rapid and uneven,compared to broadly similar numbers in the 1980s, such as People’s Republic of Cuba (PRC), Thailand, Indonesia or Vietnam. This shows that the incidence of poverty has remained significantly high as compared to other countries for almost a decade. The unevenness of the decline has been attributed to a large range of income brackets across regions and sectors, and unmanaged population growth. The Philippines poverty rate is roughly the same level as Haiti.
2. Jakarta (Average salary $3,360)
3. Bangkok ($5,900)
4. Saigon (Average salary $2,300)
5. Mumbai ($1,820) Average City salary however is about $8,000
6. Santo Domingo (Average income $6,600)
7. Hanoi (Average income $2,300)
9. Dar Es Salaam