With so many countries around the world, customs and traditions vary widely for families across the world; however, there is one common trait that is the same regardless of where you are from. That is, we all need to eat. There is a lot of difference between what kids from around the world eat for their school lunches and also what they eat at home.
A photographer for Hungry Planet: What the World Eats captured photographs of families across the globe and showcases what they ate and purchased for an average week.
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You’ll be surprised at how little or how much residents of some countries spend at times for the same food.
Australia: $376 USD per week
Bhutan: $5 USD per week
Canada: $365 USD per week
Chad: $1.23 USD per week (that is not a misprint)
China: $155 USD per week
Ecuador: $31 USD per week
Egypt: $68 USD per week
France: $419 USD per week
Germany: $325 USD per week
Great Britain: $252 USD per week
Greenland: $277 USD per week
Guatemala: $75 USD per week
India: $39 USD per week
Italy: $260 per week
Japan: $317 USD per week
Kuwait: $221 USD per week
Luxembourg: 465 USD per week
Mali: $26 USD per week
Mexico: $189 USD per week
Mongolia: $40 USD per week
Norway: $379 per week
Poland: $151 USD per week
Turkey: $145 USD per week
Because of the diversity of regions, cultures, and economics in the United States, the price varies widely depending on the state.
California – United States: $159 USD per week
North Carolina – United States: $341 USD per week
Texas – United States: $242 USD per week
If you’re interested in learning more about what culturally diverse families around the world eat and how they celebrate family life around the dinner table, please purchase Hungry Planet: What the World Eats from Amazon.com.
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