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.


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.


Uncivil said...

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

J at 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...

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.

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

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?