From the archive, originally posted by [ czap ]

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5005952&sc=emaf
http://solofide.blogspot.com/2008/02/what-is-eaten-in-one-week-around-world.html

from the book “What the World Eats” by Peter Menzel

A look at the family size & diet of each country, along with the availability & cost of what is eaten in one week.

Germany: The Melander family of Bargteheide
Food expenditure for one week: 375.39 Euros or $500.07

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United States: The Revis family of North Carolina.
Food expenditure for one week $341.98

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Italy: The Manzo family of Sicily
Food expenditure for one week: 214.36 Euros or $260.11

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Mexico: The Casales family of Cuernavaca
Food expenditure for one week: 1,862.78 Mexican Pesos or $189.09

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Poland: The Sobczynscy family of Konstancin-Jeziorna
Food expenditure for one week: 582.48 Zlotys or $151.27

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Egypt: The Ahmed family of Cairo
Food expenditure for one week: 387.85 Egyptian Pounds or $68.53

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Ecuador: The Ayme family of Tingo
Food expenditure for one week: $31.55

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Bhutan: The Namgay family of Shingkhey Village
Food expenditure for one week: 224.93 ngultrum or $5.03

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Chad: The Aboubakar family of Breidjing Camp
Food expenditure for one week: 685 CFA Francs or $1.23