Thursday, May 08, 2008

What is eaten around the world

This is a sampling of the family size & diet of some countries around the world, and the availability & cost of what is eaten in one week. (Of course there is great variation of food & value between countries)

Italy : The Manzo family of Sicily Food expenditure for one week: 214.36 Euros or $260.11

Germany : The Melander family of Bargteheide╴Food expenditure for one week: 375.39 Euros or $500.07

United States: The Revis family of North Carolina Food expenditure for one week $341.98

Mexico╴: The Casales family of Cuernavaca Food expenditure for one week: 1,862.78 Mexican Pesos or $189.09

Poland╴: The Sobczynscy family of Konstancin-Jeziorna Food expenditure for one week: 582.48 Zlotys or $151.27

Egypt : The Ahmed family of Cairo ╴Food expenditure for one week: 387.85 Egyptian Pounds or $68.53

Ecuador : The Ayme family of Tingo Food expenditure for one week: $31.55

Bhutan : The Namgay family of Shingkhey Village Food expenditure for one week: 224.93 ngultrum or $5.03

Chad : The Aboubakar family of Breidjing Camp╴Food expenditure for one week: 685 CFA Francs or $1.23


WondrousPilgrim said...

wow. puts things in perspective when you see that a family eats off $1.23 in CHAD, and I was going to buy $3 pizza for one meal today.

elrj said...

ps - wondrouspilgrim, it's not a straight 1:1 correlation. If you lived in Chad you would probably only make $7 total income in a week, so cost of living % wise, your spending $1.23 on pizza is more analogous than you think to the family in Chad. It's more complicated than just "I was planning on spending more on lunch than they spend for a whole family for a whole week".

This was super interesting! I'd love to know your source.

andersonrc1 said...

I know that it was posted here also: