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Saturday, March 15, 2008

Around the world: weekly food costs ranging from $500.07 in Germany to $1.23 in Chad































































Have a look at what is eaten in one week around the world. Take a good look at the number of people in each of the families, the diet of each country, and the availability and cost of what is eaten in one week.

(Note: Photos above are in the reverse sequence of the descriptions that follow. )

Italy: The Manzo family of Sicily (Picture #9 above)

Food expenditure for one week: 214.36 Euros or $260.11

Germany: The Melander family of Bargteheide (Picture #8 above)

Food expenditure for one week: 375.39 Euros or $500.07

United States: The Revis family of North Carolina (Picture # 7 above)

Food expenditure for one week $341.98

Mexico: The Casales family of Cuernavaca (Picture #6 above)

Food expenditure for one week: 1,862.78 Mexican Pesos or $189.09

Poland: The Sobczynscy family of Konstancin-Jeziorna (Picture #5 above)

Food expenditure for one week: 582.48 Zlotys or $151.27

Egypt: The Ahmed family of Cairo (Picture #4 above)

Food expenditure for one week: 387.85 Egyptian Pounds or $68.53

Ecuador: The Ayme family of Tingo (Picture #3 above)

Food expenditure for one week: $31.55

Bhutan: The Namgay family of Shingkhey Village (Picture #2 above)

Food expenditure for one week: 224.93 ngultrum or $5.03

Chad: The Aboubakar family of Breidjing Camp (Picture #1 above)

Food expenditure for one week: 685 CFA Francs or $1.23

2 comments:

Kim Thompson said...

I appreciate this visual experience! It puts things into perspective.

Annie said...

Great post but are you sure you don't have the US and germany mixed up?