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What A Week's Worth of Groceries Looks Like Around the World

Elycia Arendt

What does a week's worth or groceries look like in the United States? What about Guatemala? Photographer Peter Menzel tackled this very question in his book Hungry Planet: What the World Eats. In it, Menzel profiles 30 families around the world, including a detailed description of their weekly food purchases and a portrait of the entire family surrounded by a week's worth of groceries.

"I want people to understand their own diets better — and their own chemistry and their own biology," Menzell says. "And make better decisions for themselves."  

Does your weekly diet look like the family from the USA? Or does the amount of bread eaten by the Italian family look a little closer to home? Take a look at each family's weeks worth of groceries and please leave your comments below. 

Australia

Cost: 481.14 Australian dollars or $376.45 US Dollars

Australia

 

Bhutan

Cost: 224.93 nglutrum or $5.03 US Dollars

Bhutan

 

Canada

Cost: $345 US Dollars

Canada

 

Chad

Cost: 695 CFA Francs or $1.23 US Dollars

Chad

 

China

Cost: 1,233.76 Yuan or $155.06 US Dollars

China

 

Ecuador

Cost: $31.55 US Dollars

Ecuador

 

France

Cost: 315.17 euros or $419.95 US Dollars

France

 

Germany

Cost: 375.39 Euros or $500.07 US Dollars

Germany

 

Great Britain

Cost: 155.54 Pounds or $253.15 US Dollars
 Great Britain

 

Guatemala

Cost: 573 Quetzales or $75.70 US Dollars

Guatemala

 

India

Cost: 1,636.25 Rupees or $39.27 US Dollars

India

 

Italy

Cost: 214.36 Euros or $260.11 US Dollars

Italy

 

Japan

Cost: 37,699 Yen, or $317.25 US Dollars

Japan

 

Kuwait

Cost: 63.63 Dinar or $221.45 US Dollars

Kuwait

 

Mali

Cost: 17,670 francs or $26.39 US Dollars

Mali

 

Mexico

Cost: 1,862.78 Pesos or $189.90 US Dollars

Mexico

 

Mongolia

Cost: 41,985.85 togrogs or $40.02 US Dollars

Mongolia

 

Poland

Cost: 582.48 Zlotys or $151.27 US Dollars

Poland

 

Turkey

Cost: 198.48 Turkish liras or $145.88 US Dollars

Turkey

 

United States of America (USA)

Cost: $341.98 US Dollars

USA


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