You know that Master Card commercial that shows you the contents of the grocery basket of a sumo wrestler?
This article from Time magazine shows a similar thing: the contents of all grocery baskets in a week for different families around the world.
Italy: $260.11/week. That’s a lot of bread!
Germany: $500.07/week. I guess their main source of water is beer. But we already knew that.
USA, California: $159.18/week. Compared to the others these guys spend very little on food. Which can mean either that they’re very thrifty or that food is really cheap.
USA, North Carolina: $341.98/week. See how nicely wrapped all the foods are? Do you see the processed meats, the pizzas from the Pizza Night and the chips that go with the Bud and Coke in the back? Now that’s what I call “real Americans”!
Mexico: $189.09/week. I guess their main source of water is Coke. Well, at least they also eat loads of veg as well.
Poland: $151.27/week. Main source of protein: bratwurst
Chad: $1.23/week. I saved this last one for last. Doesn’t the contrast with all the above give you the chills?
Found via Graethel’s blog.