Around The World in a week? Weekly Shopping habits from all over?

This is undoubtedly one of the most interesting e-mails I’ve ever received. Take a good look at the diet of each country and the cost of what is eaten in one week? Also note the number of people per photo and the amount of [US Currency] money to purchase the food for one week.

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

Don’t know about you, but right about now, I’m counting my blessings! At the same time; do you realise in the “wealthier” countries, the rate of weekly expenditure “equals” close to what many Barbadians spend – between $300- to $500-bb

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  1. i’m in the 100-150 a week range and i’m already cussing cause i remember when i was in the 50-80 a week range

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