Thursday, January 24, 2008

What is eaten in one week?

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.

Italy: The Manzo family of Sicily
Food expenditure for one wee k: 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.




8 comments:

Uncivil said...

Miss Civil sent me this email! Enjoy the girls tonight shug!

jan said...

Most enlightening.

I had a hard time relating though because I didn't see a whole long of take-out containers. That's what I prepare mostly.

Glamourpuss said...

Blimey. Food for thought. Literally.

Puss

Uncivil said...

Jan
I'm with ya on that. I prefer to go out and eat. Especially breakfast, and lunch!
Puss
That would have been a good title for the post:)

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

Wow...yes, I am very thankful to have the access to healthy, nutritious food, and the money with which to purchase it. Soboring post.

And speaking of sobor, I enjoyed counting up the bottles on the German table!

C said...

Wow! That is really interesting and as J put it best, soboring! Hmmm...I should show this to Hubby. Maybe then he'll appreciate his brussel sprouts! ;p

Curiosity Killer said...

Yeah I saw this forward before though I think not as lengthy as yours for comparison - and I was stunned at the German family's food supply, esp their bottles of water. That's insane amount of food that can easily feed two or three other family of 8 to 10. Sigh.

Uncivil said...

J
I like the way you put that! And I noticed the German family spends more money on beer/adult beverages per week than the last 3 families spend on their entire food source for the week.

C
I'll pass on the brussel sprouts, but you can pass me the broccoli and carrots!!!

CK
You didn't even mention the German beer? I need to carry my camera with me and take pictures of my meals as I eat out a lot.
I wonder if that would "sober" me into eating healthier?