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How Much People Pay For Food Around The World

March 1, 2011 | 10 Comments » | Topics: Culture, Pics

Here’s a pretty interesting cultural experiment done by photographer Peter Menzel, which shows the quanity and price of food in different countries.

Japan: $317.25

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

Italy: $260.11

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

Chad: $1.23

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

Kuwait: $221.45

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

USA: $341.98

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

Mexico: $189.09

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

China: $155.06

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

Egypt: $68.53

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

Ecuador: $31.55

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

USA: $159.18

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

Mongolia: $40.02

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

Great Britain: $253.15

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

Bhutan: $5.03

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

Germany: $500.07

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

Australia: $ 376.45 per week Family Recipe: Marge Brown’s Quandong (an Australian peach) Pie, Yogurt

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

India: $39.27 Family Recipe: Sangeeta Patkar’s Poha (Rice Flakes)

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

USA: $242.48 Favorite Foods: Shrimp with Alfredo sauce, chicken mole, barbecue ribs, pizz

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

Mali: $ 26.39 Family Recipe: Natomo Family Rice Dish

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

France: $419.95 Favorite Foods: Delphine Le Moine’s Apricot Tarts, pasta carbonara, Thai food

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

Greenland: $ 277.12 Favorite Foods: polar bear, narwhal skin, seal stew

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

Turkey: $ 145.88 Favorite Foods: Melahat’s Puffed Pastries

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

The Philippines: $49.42 

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

China: $57.27

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

Bosnia and Herzegovina: $ 167.43

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

Cuba: $ 56.76

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

Australia: $ 303.75

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

Guatemala: $ 75.70

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)



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  • Francico

    I think this is a very interesting article but you’re missing a lot of countries here, where is Venezuela?
    Greetings

  • Othón

    Is based in dollar?

  • Cristián Arenas

    Would’ve been better if it at least said the “price per person”.

  • jorge

    Alot of what’s on the internet hardly moves me but this was really delightful to see. i love all the different culture

  • http://Efigenias.org/ lala, a doutrinadora

    “Francico March 25, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    I think this is a very interesting article but you’re missing a lot of countries here, where is Venezuela?
    Greetings”

    hhahahhahah you are right, it s just Venezuela and maybe more two ot three countries that are missing…

    I think it would be interesting to give the same amount of money to the each family and compare what they can buy with.

  • Polly

    I think Canada should have been included lol

  • Justin

    also, what is the per-unit on this? Is this per month per family of 4?

  • Katrine

    Interesting that the Ecuadorians have the one of the smallest amounts of money yet they are photographed with the broadest smiles!

  • http://zuungols.myminicity.com cinnarose

    The last picture is missing the caption!

  • Neha Patkar

    Its my family representing India…cool..!!! I am in orange dress..i was in school at that point in time when the picture was taken…!!! Trust me… now d price has gone up becuz of inflation..!!!…
    nyways..gud work..Faith and Peter Menzel..!!

    Thanks and Regards,

    Neha




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