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Life in 2050: How much space will you have to live in?

We know our cities are getting crowded, but exactly how much? Find out how urban living will change over the next few decades in our infographic.

The cities of the future are going to be crowded places.

Already there are more than 3.5bn people living in cities and by 2050 that figure is expected to rise to around 7.5bn, putting new pressures on everything from transport and energy to food and infrastructure.

It is also going to change your living space; specifically how much area you will have to live in.

As part of BBC Future’s Building Tomorrow series documenting some of these challenges facing these future urbanists, we visualised how living space will change.

Explore the graphic above to find out whether you will be a winner or loser.

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