How Much Does Your Country Spend On Food? [Pics]

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago in

Per family, how much food does your food budget allow? Pretty depressing all the way around...
There are 188 comments:
Female 1,427
I think Chad`s on a diet.
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Male 134
AMERICA. drat YEA.
GONNA EAT ALL THE MOTHERdratING FOOD NOW
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Male 12
The Africans need to get them some Wal-Marts.
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Male 2
yes, the buy one gallon.... but did u count those barrels upon barrels behind them that they probably fill up with muddy water?
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Male 3
We could all save a ton of money on food if we had the willpower to eat more like that last family. Way to go Chaddians.
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Female 275
Anyone else notice that a family of 6 in Chad only gets a gallon of water a week??
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Female 6
Jesus. I buy groceries the same day I get my check at work (every TWO weeks) and I never spend even close to as much as some of these families.
I`ve gone as low as $100, and that`s bi-weekly.
These pictures are scary to me lol.
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Male 6,694
Im glad we dont ever pick up a ole dry bag full of grain @ Publix. I like my frozen pizza,Veal Pesto, Brats and Burgers.
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Female 327
I`ve never spent over $150 on groceries in one week! Maybe it`s because I`m not buying all that sh*t.
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Female 444
Of course food are cheeper in poor countries, and they have lower wadges. Whats so strange about that?
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Male 472
those bag of rice and stuff shouldnt be that cheap.
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Male 1,184
NotTHATbored, if you actually read my comments, you would know that I told you the difference. Three times. And yet you asked. Three times. Two of them AFTER I told you the THIRD time.
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Male 383
OrangeCrow, it was in TIME magazine maybe last year or two years ago. only someone took it upon themselves to compile it into one large image file.
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Female 1,101
@Siyanor I`d rather talk to someone who knew the differece between Socialism & Capitalism. Sad for both of us I guess. <:*(
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Male 5,189
This didnt help my munchie issues.
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Male 1,184
Well, FYI, it wasn`t a comeback, it was a request for NotTHATbored to shut up because I`d rather talk to someone who actually reads my comments in their entirety.
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Female 1,264
189 dollars? I have to move to Cuernavaca to spend less XD
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Female 1,101
@Siyanor Yeah a real come back would have been where you said something intelligent (maybe about this socialism or communism stuff you know so much about), so I can kind of see what you mean. o.O LMFAO

Ah-ha-ha! Ok time to stop picking on people with special needs.
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Male 239
who the Fk spends $500 a WEEK?
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Male 630
To be fair, just look at Bhutan, and figure if you really could get all of that for $5.03. Not that other countries eat worse, but there is no standard of comparison.
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Male 4
@ Siyanor

Not trying to stoke the fire or anything, but to be fair, it did kind of seem like a comeback.
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Male 20
Hot girl Poland.
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Female 3,828
This may be depressing all the way around, but these smiling families are so cute!
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Male 1,184
o.O

Did anyone on the face of this planet except you think that was a comeback?

Really, just shut up. I don`t want to talk to you.

I won`t even respond the next time you make a retarded comment...
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Female 115
I had this in my geography class XD
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Female 76
Hey, where are the tamales and chorizo for Mexico?
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Male 563
This is a wonderful illustration of how much donation money doesn`t go towards buying food.
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Male 6
To all those wondering, this was covered in an issue of TIME magazine, I forget the issue but it was from 2008 or 2009
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Female 1,199
I swear I`ve seen this picture before in a book or something. o_o I`m getting really weird deja vu.

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Male 70
I`ve never even heard of Bhutan or Chad, and I`m not even an American!
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Female 1,101
@Siyanor Wow what a great come back!!
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Female 2,289
"Look at all of that junk food, America. Pretty sad."


But it`s delicious!
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Male 180
Look at all of that junk food, America. Pretty sad.
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Male 3,631
Chad made it in here!
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Male 610
okay that nc family is just weird. nobody needs that much pizza in a week
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Female 404
wow that`s sad
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Male 1,184
Whatever, NotTHATbored. Not going to stop you from being ignorant if you refuse to learn.
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Female 124
Chad`s diet kinda makes me sad, though. D: Also, in my last post, I meant to put OUR house, not OUT house.
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Female 124
I`m American (I was born in California, but both my parents came to the US about in the 80`s) so my diet is like that of the Mexican family, but with less Coke. And yes, (most) Mexicans DO drink that much Coke. Every time my gradparents come to out house, we have like 5 bottles of Coke stored away at any given time. Mexican coke uses actual cane sugar, though, so it tastes a lot better, too. I don`t know if that accounts for the sheer amount of soda, though.
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Male 1,299
@Bram

Tell me about it. Averages don`t tell the truth about the extremes, which is even MORE sad.
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Female 1,101
@Siyanor apparently you confuse yourself with a smart person. LMFAO
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Female 1,101
@Siyanor

The fact is, you have absolutley no idea what you are talking about. You thought that you could work real hard sell your "extra" in a socialist economy. (Which would duh, be a free market and capitalism).

So don`t tell people that they don`t know what "communism" or "socialism" is, because you have no idea either. Try reading a book before you try and lecture people about politics that you know nothing about.
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Male 577
Man, there were six people in my house growing up and we had a $100 budget for food every week. They should show that for the US, not those fast food junkies.
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Male 2,160
german family there only spends that much because they buy all the expensive brands and beer added to it, living a non alcoholic life, buying only cheaper brands and so on me and my wife only spend about 150-200 a month on food, still stupidly priced tbh.
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Female 318
It`s odd to me...my cousin went to Egypt and said it was really expensive...
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Female 149
interesting how everybody else has food, but the americans have... plastic.

i want italian. Egyptian looks interesting also.

also: germans and beer. wow.
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Male 1,386
@wateva_x

whats funny about diet coke?
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Female 120
From my experience, Mexico is pretty accurate when it comes to the coke.
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Female 691
i laughed at the fact that in the background of the american family, there`s a pack of diet coke.
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Male 1,184
Sihrtogg...apparently you are mistaking communism for Communism.

communism = a direct democracy and a socialist economy.

Communism, on the other hand, (with a capital c), is a US term adopted later by other countries to refer to any government with an economy that approximates socialism which the US believes to be unfairly dictatorial.
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Male 4,680
I`ve seen this before in a magazine. I think it was national geographic.

Either way it got my attention in a dusty hospital waiting room.
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Male 914
USA USA USA!!!!
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Male 3,915
yeah....the further you go down the less the food costs....it`s somewhat the same amount of food until it gets to the bankrupt countries...
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Male 833
the quantity of food doesnt seem to decrease as fast as the amount payed from picture to picture, at least from the italian family to the bhutanese(?) family
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Female 265
Holy poo Mexico. Why do you have 12 2-litre bottles of coke for a week!??
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Male 39,538
Leave the Germans alone. They`re still trying to eat away their guilt for WWII
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Male 243
Risk S. your concerned about the germans when i only see one thing on the americans table that has two tomatos and a bunch of grapes... really?
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Male 3,327
"Oh I can´t believe the German family. There are 2-3 people who drink alcohol in this family, and they need 5 bottles of wine a week? Not to talk about ca. 35 bottles of beer..."

The kids probably drink some wine with dinner. It`s not uncommon in some places in Europe.
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Male 25
i like the girl at the first picture.
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Male 107
Oh I can´t believe the german family. There are 2-3 people who drink alcohol in this family, and they need 5 bottles of wine a week? Not to talk about ca. 35 bottles of beer...
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Female 448
I pick the German house. It looks like they spend at least $200 on beer.
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Female 250
"I actually think the food the Egyptians have there looks really good and healthy though... I`d have their diet over the American one anyday, seriously."

This.

It`s also cheaper to but fresh food and make your own stuff. One takeout pizza here is 10 bucks. If I go spend 10 bucks on ham, cheese pineapple and flower and milk (for the base) I can make 3-5 pizzas for the same price. If I`m stingy and buy store brand ingredients anyway.

But yeah, that aside it is quite sad what especially the last family has. I would hope/assume they would also hunt to add to that. D: Poor guys.
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Male 49
we have only spent $151.93 in the last 2 months on food, and we are a family of 3
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Male 3,327
Don`t hate me because I am lucky enough to live in a developed country.
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Female 386
LaChanteuse, Its a very furry dog... lol...
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Female 386
Well, I wouldnt say thats very accurate because in different parts of a country they might spend more or less. I have two aunts that live in Brazil, and the amount of food that grows on one`s land saves her alot of money... The other doesnt plant anything but flowers... dumb... lol...
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Female 77
what is the Polish girl on the couch hugging? I seriously can`t tell.
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Female 31
@FarahOreo:
I actually think the food the Egyptians have there looks really good and healthy though... I`d have their diet over the American one anyday, seriously.
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Male 47
makes sence, the germans are way richer than the average american.
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Male 1,232
It would be awesome if these were HD pictures, I`d love to zoom in and look at all the food.
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Male 38
@dr4k :- yea but the Germans eat better quality meat
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Male 1,557
Notice how only America`s doesn`t actually look like food, it`s just a mountain of packaging.
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Female 331
Jesus, Germany, crack a smile!
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Male 315
wait wait... america is not number 1? I call shenanigans! it`s all a lie!
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Male 7,378
Heh. McDonald`s on the American table.
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Male 575
Yeah United states look like fat asses. It looks like primarily junk food while everyone has a majority of fruits and veggies. It also looks like Germany is the only one that eats more meat than we do.
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Female 276
I dont think the price thing is overly imoformative, since due to price differences even if they all bought the same thing it would cost different amounts. but its really interesting to see the difference in quantitiy of food pp, and the difference in what ppl eat.
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Male 1,357
go germany.
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Female 1,435
wow the germans look so smug
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Male 479
Mexicans really drink that much Coke in a week?? And the Germans must be hammered most nights.
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Female 1
This is Offensive!! Im in Egypt and we sooooooooooo DO NOT look like that or eat like that or live like that or have clothes like that!!!! We eat like regular people we dress like regular people infact WE ARE REGULAR PEOPLE!!! im sick of people thinking we`re low class farmers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is B**S*** !!
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Male 19
Striking how many people are mistaking principles of socialism for those of communism nowadays.
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Male 1,184
Oh, also jayme, thank you for actually knowing what socialism is, unlike these other idiots.
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Male 10,338
Those last 3 or 4 need to move to where the food is.
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Male 1,184
I recognize that there is a very low drive to be a medical professional in a socialist society, since it takes so much skill, precision, knowledge, time, etc. But any other job? I don`t think there would be a significant difference.

Also, in Berlin, the economic breakdown was caused predominately by the transition from socialism to capitalism. Admittedly socialism had its faults as it was employed, but most of the problem was trying to go from essentially subsistence living to money being the center of life.
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Male 660
@Siyanor True Socialism as you want it has everybody doing there job and getting exact same wage/resources(food, products etc) As you all work for betterment of society and not yourself.

This means a shop worker will get same as the manager. A receptionist will gett he same as a Surgeon. It removes the drive to succeed, becoming a surgeon takes a lot longer, and hours etc can be a lot harder then a receptionist. Yet they will both get same in life in socilism. Hence people will stop trying to become surgeon and go for more cushy jobs(no dis-respect to receptionists, but sitting down for 8 hour shift rather then a surgeon who stands for an 8 hour operation) It breed`s inefficiencies and degrades society.

Perfect example when Berlin wall fell and the west had fancy Mercedes BMW`s go across the border, the east had trabants.....

Yes have a safety net for society, but anything more is lazy lefties wanting to exploit people for their own end`s claiming to end e
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Female 412
I find it striking that all those families buy loads of healthy stuff and the Americans have mostly junk food on that table. ><
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Male 2,506
Called it!
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Female 654
i find that we people under 30 have no idea what we`re talking about anymore. it shouldnt take a college degree to get common sense.
im assuming guys, that they chose a family that eats the way the majority of americans eat. i mean im seeing alot of junk foods, not alot of organic or grown foods like you see in egypt and those little villages. they have fresh foods, which if you took the time here to plant would be like $.50 a packet. i know me being the little piggy i am, spends $10 most days to feed myself
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Female 1,101
Anyway, I don`t have all night trying to explain to you why what you are saying doesn`t make sense. All I have to do is sit back and be happy that it will NEVER come to pass.

I will simply leave you with this.

You are an idiot if you want the government to set your wage and tell you what you have produced "extra" that you can trade. It ALWAYS leads to the country becoming poorer. ALWAYS.
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Female 1,101
You can say it isn`t the "true" socialism all you want but it`s the only socialism that has ever existed and it is the only socialism that ever will exist. Because "true" Marxist socialism is unrealistic.

And in the socialism, production is controlled by the government and wages and prices are set. You can`t just make 50 extra bobbles and trade (sell) them for 50 apples. That would be a free market known as CAPATILISM. Because the market would decide how many apples/dollars etc. the bobble was worth.

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Male 6,737
Look at all the crap that the Americans are eating. No wonder they`re (Diclaimer: Mostly) fat.
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Male 1,184
NotTHATbored, you seriously believe that what Stalin called socialism is actually socialism? You really need a history lesson.

Also, what you earn =/= what you trade. As I HAVE ALREADY SAID, which you obviously misunderstood or didn`t read, everyone EARNS exactly the same amount, but HARD WORK ALLOWS FOR GREATER PRODUCTION, and the products CAN BE SOLD.
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Female 1,101
@Siyanor Taking food from farmers and not paying them may be called sadism to you, but Stallin called Socialism. So I can see how you could be confused. What you are talking about is an idealized "Utopian" version of Socialism which has never been practiced, and never will be, because it is unrealistic bull crap.


Also.. Are you making up your own version of Socialism now? Because in socialism it doesn`t matter how hard you work you earn what you earn. Hence why people say that socialism cuts out the insentive for people to work hard. Idiot.

"So if you`re working twice as hard, you`re producing twice as much, which you can sell for more money"


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Male 1,184
becca, that`s just because poorer cultures revere the extended family. It doesn`t have to do with wealth... well, it does, but it`s not BECAUSE they`re poor.
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Female 160
Anyone else notice the bigger the family, the fewer the food? So sad...
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Male 194
I`ll dispair your income, bomberouno.
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Male 768
My family spends a little over $100 a week for me, my dad and my brother. And we go through at least 3-4 12 packs of Coke a week. Also, I think it`s hilarious that in Bhutan, I could buy all of the food my family needs with less than 10 dollars. This is less depressing, and more insulting that we have to pay so much more for the same food.
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Female 362
I find it crazy how people can spend hundereds on dollars a week for food. My family probably only uses $200 for food for the entire month and that feeds my mother brother and myself.
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Male 2,402
Jesus people the amount shown is a farce already.
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Male 185
The income disparity in this world is disgusting.
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Male 1,184
LightShaded, you are not a moderator. If a moderator tells us to take it to PM, we will (or at least I will). Until then, please do not get involved.
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Male 1,054
pizzaroll

Guaranteed - if you are working "full time" at two jobs - which would be 80 hours a week - then you cannot possibly be doing twice as much work as anyone else. It means you are doing a crappy job at both, and probably at best a third as productive as your co-workers.


But, your erroneous assertions indicate that you are at best only recently turned 18, and more likely, you lied about your age here, and so, in reality, you are probably working one, or maybe two, jobs in fast food or mall retail sales, making you substantially less productive than most people.
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Male 423
Siyanor and Pizza go argue somewhere else.
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Male 1,184
chrn, there are flaws in his logic, but that isn`t one of them. He said money represents RESOURCES, not products. Resources =/= products, in capitalism or socialism.
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Male 134
So, this graphic seems a little anti-black to me. Just saying.
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Male 174
There`s some flaws in your logic pizza roll. If money is a representation of what you`re producing, why is it that someone who sits at a desk and and does virtually nothing makes waaaay more than someone who risks their life cutting lumber to produce among other things: fire wood, housing materials etc. Things that are far more essential to society?
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Male 1,184
Pizza, socialism is equal DISTRIBUTION of income. Once it`s distributed, you can spend it wherever you want. So if you`re working twice as hard, you`re producing twice as much, which you can sell for more money (unless your product is a necessity of life).
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Male 232
Firstly, your damn right I would never give money, or anything else for that matter, to someone who wasn`t willing to work for it. Second, if I`m working twice as hard as everyone around me, but only have equivalent wealth, then yes, I am working to support other people. Just like how the welfare system in our country forces me to support other people who aren`t working as hard as I am. You are correct in stating that a socialist society does not have money, but money was created as a representation of resources. Equally distributing money would be the exact same thing as equally distributing resources. Such a thing would damn near be a crime to those who are willing to work for what they want. I want a massive tv, a massive house, as much food as I could want, and a drating swimming pool full of money. However, I am willing to work my ass off for that, even if it means working full time at two jobs a week (which I do), and it is my right to earn that.
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Male 1,184
Pizza, you are entirely wrong. Unless you consider banks to be part of the government, the government never has money. If you do consider banks part of the government, I guess they do have it, but all they do is PRINT money and distribute it, not receive it. And it`s not how the government "sees fit," it`s an equal amount for each person. You`re never paying for anyone except yourself, and no one pays for those who don`t want to pay for themselves. Unless, of course, those people want to give gifts to nonworking people, which seems like something you would never do.
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Male 1,548
America $341? My family only spends about $250 every time we get food and it lasts us about a week and a half before we go again.

also, it goes to show what goods are worth everywhere else. There`s no way you could get as much food as the Chad family has in America for $1.23. The exchange rate seems suspect...
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Male 232
@siyanor, Ok, so explain to me, if people in a socialist society are not being taxed, where the money that is being equally distributed among the population comes from. Let me explain it for you; it comes from the workers. If you are working in order to be productive for the country, then the government is determining how much money they are going to give the working individuals, you are being taxed. The tax in a socialist society is near 100 percent. The government takes the money that is earned by the productive workers and distributes it how they see fit. That is tax.
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Male 240
LOL! If I ever spent $341 for a week of food, my wife would kill me completely dead. On a side note, did anyone notice how little unprocessed food the American family had? I`m sure that correlates with something else...
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Male 1,184
Ok, now I know you`re full of it. Tax? There is not a single word about taxes anywhere in socialist theory.
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Male 232
... Then again, the same level of wealth that people are capable of having in a capitalist society would never be attainable in a socialist society. Also, no one should ever have to work to help support someone that either doesn`t work, or doesn`t work as hard. I believe in being taxed, but not when my tax money is going to support people that are unwilling to bust their asses as hard as I do.
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Male 1,184
...Please stop with the "private and public ownership" nonsense. Socialism doesn`t say anything about public ownership.
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Male 232
... enough to gain that wealth. You should get what you are willing to work for, never more. This includes health care, people. Also, to make myself very clear, I`m not just talking to you Siyanor, this goes for everyone. If you are not willing to work your ass off for something, you do NOT deserve it, plain and simple. Public ownership defies the will of the hard working man. Private ownership rewards the hard working man. Which really sounds better? I for one, refuse to live in a society where someone who doesn`t work half as hard as I do has just as much. Anyone who depends on the government to help them through life should feel immense shame for not being able to make their own way in life. A responsible adult will do whatever it takes to make it through life, even if it means working full time at two jobs. Such a thing would never be necessary in a socialist society.
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Male 1,184
Well, that`s why you never trust wikipedia, huh?

Socialism is an economic theory in which all those that choose to work are given equal sums of money. Those that choose not to work are given none. In a socialist economy, the necessities of life, such as food, are free to everyone and one needn`t receive money to acquire food.
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Male 1,184
Taking food from farmers and not paying them is called sadism, not socialism. They start with the same letter and both end with -ism, so I see how you may have been confused. However, having a government that possesses any money at all is an entirely un-socialist concept, so I don`t have the slightest clue where you`d get that from. Also, in a socialist economy (and in a capitalist society), it`s the people that choose whether or not to get food, by choosing whether or not to work.
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Female 99
I`m gonna move to Poland or Egypt...
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Female 269
Now, post how much each family`s average income is, and what percentage of that is given to food. It isn`t as pretty as it looks at the lower end of things.
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Male 232
Direct quote from wikipedia: "Socialism is an economic and political theory based on public ownership or common ownership and cooperative management of the means of production and allocation of resources." "They generally share the view that capitalism unfairly concentrates power and wealth among a small segment of society that controls capital and derives its wealth through a system of exploitation." These two quotes are the foundation of a socialist government. Socialists generally believe that everyone should be working for the betterment of society as a whole, so that the vast majority of the population can live in wealth. This ideology sounds very pretty on paper (which should be the first warning sign), however, it is biased against those of us who are perfectly willing to work much harder than others. A capitalist system generally has a smaller percentage of wealth because only a small percentage of the population is willing to work hard enough to gain that w
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Female 3,696
NORTH CAROLINA where all your veggies be? =(
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Female 1,101
@Siyanor yeah right why don`t we just take all the food from the farmers and not pay them? Oh waite, Stallin did that and millions died of famine. Or maybe we could just have the government take all of our money, buy up all of the food,and then they can decide who gets to eat what, and who doesn`t eat at all! Sounds terrific!
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Female 193
Lol.. Chad.
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Male 1,184
Pizza, you realize that by stating that you believe the quotation applies to me, you are stating that you DO think I want money for the reason I gave?

Also, by stating that that quotation applies to socialists, you have proven that you don`t have the slightest clue what socialism is, and that you are, as I have already known, a complete and utter moron.
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Male 232
@Siyanor, I see that you`ve certainly inherited the liberal talent for putting words in other people`s mouths where you find it suits you. I never claimed that you want money for the reason you gave. I simply said that to criticize the United States for having the wealth to afford an expansive diet is nothing more than the effect of a liberal agenda on gullible minds. If you see wealth, and the ability to buy what you want, and live how you want, as something wrong or immoral, you are gullible, and have been duped. Also, you plainly said that you are a socialist. I can not think of anyone on the planet that the quote I gave applies to more.
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Male 143
What I got out of this is that we`re being cheated in the west.

Look at how much food that Chadian family got for a $1.23

An apple costs more than that these days.
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Male 2,893
HA!
screw you Chad.
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Male 1,021
Yes, free food for everyone. And you can go grow it for us all
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Male 533
This doesn`t work out. The dollar isn`t worth the same everywhere.
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Female 231
I have a family of four and it is very easy to spend only three hundred on groceries here in America (All three meals, including snacks, fruits and veggies.). Most Americans do not do such a thing because we are a gluttonous people and buy what we will not need in the time we have before being paid again.
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Female 2,352
$341.98 is a little steep for just a weeks worth of food.
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Male 1,184
I wish all food were free for everyone.

Yes, I`m a socialist.
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Male 985
Why dont all those houses just cut back on the coke they are buying?
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Female 112
My boyfriend and I (college students living off of work study earnings) spend around $30.00 for a weeks worth of groceries on average, and never more than $40.00. That includes food and litter for our cat and cleaning supplies like paper towels, toothpaste and toilet paper as we need them.
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Male 4,807
Suckers. my meat bill is Zero $$$
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Male 1,371
I wish I could get all the food I need for about a dollar.
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Male 84
US don`t spend the most money on food... Amazing
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Male 368
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Wow, I see how every one EXCEPT the US has a majority of their food fresh. To Cook!!! Lazy American`s. :) I am one FYI[/quote]

What are you talking about? They don`t have food in chad, bro.
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Male 391
It`s relative to the size of your family, what you can or cannot eat (babies, gluten deficiencies, diabetes etc) where you shop, the price of the items you buy in your area will be different, the amount each persons eats, skinny or not, is different. There are FAR too many variables to take anything from this other than to be grateful for what you DO have.
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Male 1,184
During the school year, I spent about $85 per week.

Next year I`ll spend a lot less, since I won`t be going to the university commons.
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Female 515
Wow, I see how every one EXCEPT the US has a majority of their food fresh. To Cook!!! Lazy American`s. :) I am one FYI
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Male 1,629
i spend 100$ a week on myself for food
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Female 15,763
I eat about $120 worth of food a month, which is... about $30 a week.

Then again, I am only one person and not a family.
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Male 1,184
pizza, how can you possibly claim I want money because I want standardized currency to be abolished? Your ability to think logically is severely lacking.
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Male 716
Yes. I spend less than the average American family.

I take this as a victory.
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Male 3,431
It`s relative to the size of your family as well I imagine. In a house of four with three cats and a dog as well we spend around $350.00 a Month for food.
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Female 798
seriously doubt the american stats
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Male 1,078
I wish i had $341.98 to spend on food a week.
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Female 627
Almost everyone eats Bananas or something like them.
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Female 277
Yup Germans like their food and beer
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Female 1,181
$hit, i don`t spend anywhere close to that amount. I just went shopping today and spent about $180--that`ll last my family of 5 for at least a week and a half.
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Male 2,402
Gee whiz. An American family spends $341.98 a week! What happened to WalMart? That`s not your typical American family. I live Hawaii, and I only spend $500 a month for four. Plenty others here also. Hawaii is more expensive than the mainland to boot. Whose photo and stats he`s taking? Upper Middle class? I`m suspicious on Mexico also. I`ve been there many times.
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Male 914
old pic is old
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Female 349
My boyfriend and I probably spenmd about £30 a week on groceries. (but then go to work and buy sandwiches, drink ankd junk at work..)
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Male 39,538
pic makes me hungry
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Male 877
seems like chad and germany need a revolution..
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Male 415
There`s no way that`s a real German family, where`s all the bratwurst and kartoffelensalat?
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Female 10
We are a family of 6 (in the United States) and we only spend about $150 a week....
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Male 232
I love photos like these that are meant to spread bias. If you have a problem with USA being able to afford that much food, then quite frankly you have a problem with wealth. ""Profit" is a dirty word only to the leeches of the world. They want it seen as evil, so they can more easily snatch what they did not earn." Also, I like how the American family shown is what one would expect of a typical "junk food family", but it sure doesn`t show the whole drating picture. Before you call all us American`s a bunch of fat lazy junk food eating idiots, you would do well to remember that most of the fat people I see ordering food where I work, are normally eating salads, and not losing any weight from it... Meanwhile, people like myself, who may eat unhealthy occasionally, but work out plenty, are never represented in these things.
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Male 936
i spend about 50 dollars a week on groceries and i make home cooked meals and my table would be about half of what the american family has on theres...what they bought does not equal 350 dollars..maybe 100-150 but not no 350
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Male 593
Germany spend the most? Huh, didn`t expect that. Where is Britain? I`m assuming it would be similar to America.
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Male 134
Stuff is cheaper there...
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Female 221
well that was sad.
and wow at America :*
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Male 25,417
wow, now she a college or uni student!
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Male 541
Seen this before, it was in my Sociology 101 class book :S
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Female 58
"These pics were taken out of context. I remember seeing these years ago (or something) but they had nothing to do with money. So, yeah... someone is a big tool and spreading lies."

I remember the article vividly, and yes, it WAS to do with money spent each week within each family.
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Female 58
IAB is losing it`s touch. These photos and facts were from a Time Magazine article that`s at least three years old.
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Female 204
Yeah, and check out the mortality rates for those who spend less. I can feed my family of four for about $150/week.
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Male 776
"These pics were taken out of context. I remember seeing these years ago (or something) but they had nothing to do with money. So, yeah... someone is a big tool and spreading lies."

I thought there was a series of these things, one had each family take all of their things in front of their home to show, this might just be another one in the same feeling
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Female 249
@shanoonizzle
you mean in exact order by the highest number in different currencies?
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Male 9,305
Ayme family probably eats the healthiest. I can`t see any prepackaged foods there.
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Male 2,796
These pics were taken out of context. I remember seeing these years ago (or something) but they had nothing to do with money. So, yeah... someone is a big tool and spreading lies.
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Male 114
Geez, kinda depressing. I can`t believe all the families shown are quite healthy in appearance and that Germany??? pays that amount for the average family. Getting to Africa, yah, didn`t surprise me...I had a feeling something was coming that would sink me. That`s really too bad.

Interesting post.
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Male 1,164
Canada: The Linkenberger Family of Alberta
Food expenditure for one week: 41.02 CND or $38.60

Not pictured: 4 items from the McDonalds Value Menu, times 7 days.
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Female 27
Kindof bothered me that they didn`t go in exact order but whatever.
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Female 252
It really shows how wealthy = excess and poor = pick up that rice grain! As for myself, I spend about $10/week because I`m trying to save money and lose weight. I`m thankful I have that choice though!
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Male 1,244
How did I know Africa was going to be at the very bottom?
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Male 252
That much rice in america would probably cost atleast 10 dollars. Still sad...
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Male 1,184
Boa, there are US families that eat fruit?

My mom is Armenian (Armenians are known to love fruit) and we barely ever eat fruit.
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Male 1,765
I`m sure my family spends more money than any of those but we get a lot less food. Inflation here sucks.
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Male 473
wow that is actually really depressing
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Male 1,091
This post could do with a better font...
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Male 588
So, apparently you have to wear a fedora after reaching a certain age in Ecuador.
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Male 776
Mannnnn, check out the Mexican family`s cola store in the back.....


Boadicea, I think I MAY have seen a tomato or two back there.

Surprisingly though, I couldn`t find a watermelon in the US family.... hmmmmmm strange family
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Female 1,677
Yes this is all very deep or whatever, but I had to laugh at the amount of fruits/vegetables EVERYBODY had except for the US people. They couldn`t have picked another family? lol. I think they had some grapes and that was it. I`m sure another family that spends the same amount, yet buys actual FOOD with it, would have fit better in the pictures. Seems like trolling to me.
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Male 20,825
Link: How Much Does Your Country Spend On Food? [Pics] [Rate Link] - Per family, how much food does your food budget allow? Pretty depressing all the way around...
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