The Weekly Grocery Costs of Families Around the World Will Astound You

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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Hungry Planet: What the World Eats
  • Material World
  • Peter Menzel, Faith D'Aluisio
  • Publisher: Material World
  • Edition no. 1 (09/01/2007)
  • Paperback: 288 pages

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

Australia: $376 USD per week in groceries.

Bhutan: $5 USD per week

Bhutan: $5 USD per week in groceries.

Canada: $365 USD per week

Canada: $365 USD per week in groceries.

Chad: $1.23 USD per week (that is not a misprint)

Chad: $1.23 USD per week in groceries.

China: $155 USD per week

China: $155 USD per week in groceries.

Ecuador: $31 USD per week

Ecuador: $31 USD per week in groceries.

Egypt: $68 USD per week

Egypt: $68 USD per week in groceries.

France: $419 USD per week

France: $419 USD per week in groceries.

Germany: $325 USD per week

Germany: $325 USD per week in groceries.

Great Britain: $252 USD per week

Great Britain: $252 USD per week in groceries.

Greenland: $277 USD per week

Greenland: $277 USD per week in groceries.

Guatemala: $75 USD per week

Guatemala: $75 USD per week in groceries.

India: $39 USD per week

India: $39 USD per week in groceries.

Italy: $260 per week

Italy: $260 per week in groceries.

Japan: $317 USD per week

Japan: $317 USD per week in groceries.

Kuwait: $221 USD per week

Kuwait: $221 USD per week in groceries.

Luxembourg: 465 USD per week

Luxembourg: 465 USD per week in groceries.

Mali: $26 USD per week

Mali: $26 USD per week in groceries.

Mexico: $189 USD per week

Mexico: $189 USD per week in groceries.

Mongolia: $40 USD per week

Mongolia: $40 USD per week in groceries.

Norway: $379 per week

Norway: $379 per week in groceries.

Poland: $151 USD per week

Poland: $151 USD per week in groceries.

Turkey: $145 USD per week

Turkey: $145 USD per week in groceries.

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

California - United States: $159 USD per week in groceries.

North Carolina – United States: $341 USD per week

North Carolina - United States: $341 USD per week in groceries.

Texas – United States: $242 USD per week

Texas - United States: $242 USD per week in groceries.

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.

H/t: Reddit

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