Thursday, April 10, 2008

Food for Thought

This arrived by email. However the source is a book by Peter Menzel and Faith D'aluisio.

How much do you spend on food in one week?


1 - Germany: The Melander family of Bargteheide

Food expenditure for one week: 375.39 Euros or $500.07







2 - United States: The Revis family of North Carolina

Food expenditure for one week $341.98







3 - Italy: The Manzo family of Sicily

Food expenditure for one week: 214.36 Euros or $260.11







4 - Mexico: The Casales family of Cuernavaca

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








5 - Poland: The Sobczynscy family of Konstancin-Jeziorna

Food expenditure for one week: 582.48 Zlotys or $151.27







6 - Egypt: The Ahmed family of Cairo

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






7 - Ecuador: The Ayme family of Tingo

Food expenditure for one week: $31.55







8 - Bhutan: The Namgay family of Shingkhey Village

Food expenditure for one week: 224.93 ngultrum or $5.03






9 - Chad: The Aboubakar family of Breidjing Camp

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


6 comments:

concernedjewgirl said...

who or what is your source for this data?

shira0607 said...

Eygpt is facing basically what amounts to food riots because the government can no longer subsidize the food families like the Ahmed's eat.


And for the US photo, I see a lot of take-out food. For a family of four, that can be very expensive.

I like how the German family has what appears to be more beer than food!.

The picture from Chad is very depressing. Though there appears to be legumes and flour products, there is very little fresh produce.

QuietusLeo said...

concerned - I got it by email with no referrences. It's for entertainment value only.
Shira - the Germans and Americans have lot's of junk food, processed food and beer with little or no fruits and vegetables. Notice that the family in Chad have no adult males.
I eat more like the Italian and Mexican family.

QuietusLeo said...

Concerned - Look at the update at the top of the post. The source is a book by photographer Peter Menzel.

Lioness said...

Wow. I was going to say I don't see how anyone can spend all that on food per week but then started doign some quick claculations and quickly shut up. Portugal's always been expensive for us but I cannot even look at prices anymore when buying food, veggies have become the ultimate luxury, it's utterly ridiculous.

Gandalin said...

Actually if you look carefully, almost everybody in the world (at least those shown in these pictures) has enough to eat, except the chadians, who are identified as living in a refugee camp, so they are probably subsisting on what the U.N. or some other equally corrupt bureaucracy gives them. The costs around the world are fairly close, too, although the prices in Egypt look very cheap.

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