Global groceries

I'll share more of my latest lifely happenings, but this I gotta show you next.

Tim passed on to me an email titled Perspective. You may have seen it. The images gave me quite a reaction.

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
Food expenditure for one week: $341.98
Japan : The Ukita family of Kodaira City
Food expenditure for one week: 37,699 Yen or $317.25
Italy : The Manzo family of Sicily
Food expenditure for one week: 214.36 Euros or $260.11
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 Egyp tian 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

Comments

Cherie said…
Worth more than a thousand words are these photos and facts.
Marianne Elixir said…
Wow, thanks for sharing this. My husband was quite surprised to find out we spend less per week than the average American family, but still! Those last two pictures are quite humbling.
Deanna said…
Cherie, I know, they're great photos and captions. I wonder who put them together.

Sandy, yeah, quite a discrepancy between the haves and have-nots, huh. And yet, everyone has some color in their dwellings, some twinkle in their eyes. Human beings, living though sometimes barely clinging on. Powerful.

Marianne, my reaction, too, was of relief that we spend quite a bit less than the pictured American family. Still they have two teenage sons (how I relate to the pizzas in hand!), whereas we're only feeding one. You, my dear, will deal with both of your guys' appetites in a few years. But with God all things are possible. ;o)