Weekly Food Consumption around the World

This article about the weekly food consumption of families worldwide was forwarded to me. I don’t know where it came from so I can not account for its accuracy. It does not reveal whether the cost of food is actual cost or relative, and it does not seem as though the families are closely comparable socially or by size, however it is extremely interesting.

As a foodie I find it particularly disturbing that the only fresh green thing the American family had was a handful of grapes! In my opinion, the Egyptian family had the best (both healthy and delicious) diet, though I think the Polish family’s diet is the most similar to, though not exactly like my family’s.

What is eaten in one week around the world

Take a good look at the family size & diet of each country, and the availability & cost of what is eaten in one week. Interesting that at the lower levels of income the highly processed and high fat foods that contribute to obesity pretty much disappear.

Germany: The Melander family of Bargteheide
Food expenditure for one week: 375.39 Euros or $500.07

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Italy: The Manzo family of Sicily
Food expenditure for one week: 214.36 Euros or $260.11

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United States: The Revis family of North Carolina
Food expenditure for one week $341.98
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Mexico: The Casales family of Cuernavaca
Food expenditure for one week: 1,862.78 Mexican Pesos or $189.09

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Poland: The Sobczynscy family of Konstancin-Jeziorna
Food expenditure for one week: 582.48 Zlotys or $151.27

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Egypt: The Ahmed family of Cairo
Food expenditure for one week: 387.85 Egyptian Pounds or $68.53

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Ecuador: The Ayme family of Tingo
Food expenditure for one week: $31.55

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Bhutan: The Namgay family of Shingkhey Village
Food expenditure for one week: 224.93 ngultrum or $5.03

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Chad: The Aboubakar family of Breidjing Camp
Food expenditure for one week: 685 CFA Francs or $1.23

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