How Much Is A Week’s Worth?

I may be years late in seeing this, but I thought it was pretty interesting and enlightening to visualize something like this. Some of you may have tossed around the idea or been involved in a discussion about what a million dollars will buy in two different cities. If not, perhaps you’ve come across a TV show that demonstrates how far your dollar will stretch in different countries. But have you ever wondered,

What does one weeks worth of food look like in different parts of the world?

Well if you have or have not, the answer lies below, and a book entitled Hungry Planet: What the World Eats addressed that very question. The answer provided was revealed in a more captivating way than most would fathom. It was given to readers with a visual reference to illustrate what traditional text and numerical characters would simply fall short of conveying.

Needless to say a lot of people around the world, do stuff much differently than you. But I think what’s more important here is to realize that even if it’s often forgotten, you probably don’t have it as bad off as you think. So be thankful for all that you have, especially when you’re about to enjoy a hearty meal.

Thanks for reading and be sure to check out the rest of the site (T.I.R.) when you get a chance. Let us know what you think in the comment section below or on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Especially our international readers out there.

– Supreme Soul

All photos courtesy of © Peter Menzel

Germany: The Melander family of Bargteheide: 375.39 Euros or $500.07


United States of America: The Revis family of North Carolina: $341.98


Japan : The Ukita family of Kodaira City: 37,699 Yen or $317.25


Italy: The Manzo family of Sicily: 214.36 Euros or $260.11


Mexico : The Casales family of Cuernavaca: 1,862.78 Mexican Pesos or $189.09


Poland : The Sobczynscy family of Konstancin-Jeziorna: 582.48 Zlotys or $151.27


Egypt: The Ahmed family of Cairo: 387.85 Egyptian Pounds or $68.53


Ecuador: The Ayme family of Tingo: $31.55

Bhutan: The Namgay family of Shingkhey Village: 224.93 ngultrum or $5.03


Chad: The Aboubakar family of Breidjing Camp: 685 CFA Francs or $1.23

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