Thursday, February 07, 2008

For those of us who buy the weekly groceries ...

What is eaten in one week around the world.

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 (Sure hope most American families eat more fresh fruits and vegetables and less junk food than this family.)

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


Carrie said...

Well, that certainly is enlightening! Wow.

Heather L. said...

That's amazing! The pictures are really neat -- hard to believe some of the HIGH costs! Also amazing how much some of the families who spend very little are able to get.

Sarah M. said...

Wow, I'm not really surprised. I wish we had access to fresh food markets in all areas of the country like they do in Europe. I'd love to have all those fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy... (sigh)

Catherine said...

Clearly I need to start doing my grocery shopping in Bhutan.

Just kidding. Very interesting!

Kristina said...

That makes me not feel so bad about how much I spend at the grocery store compared to others in the world.

christy said...

i love how the family sizes kept getting bigger as the amount they spent on food decreased.
also: American's are the only ones who eat TOTAL JUNK! disgusting. lays potato chips and pizza hut. everyone needs to go watch "Super-Size" me. the best documentary ever.
very interesting though.
ha ha.

xoxo love ya sister.

Melonie said...

Isn't it interesting how in the European and American pictures there are things like soda and snacks, whereas there is much more fresh produce and grains - and yes, that the families are larger while the funds used are less in dollars? Hmmmm. Says a lot about processed foods and carbonated beverages.

Christy's comment has reminded me that I want to watch Super Size Me again - with my 7 yo this time. I've had the fast food craving lately and that cures me of it every time. *chuckle*

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