A week of groceries for the family from around the world


Time magazine showed a photogallery from across the world by Peter Menzel from his book "Hungry Planet." Menzel photographs the families in their kitchens, with their groceries for that week, including any take-out meals.

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

The Bainton family from England, Food expenditure for one-week: 155.54 British Pounds or $253.15

The Revis family of North Carolina, food expenditure for one week: $341.98

The Browns of Australia, ood expenditure for one week: 481.14 Australian dollars or US$376.45

The Melander family from Germany, Food expenditure for one-week: 375.39 Euros or $500.07

The Manzo family of Italy, food expenditure for one week: 214.36 Euros or $260.11

The Melansons of Iqaluit, Nunavut Territory, Canada, food expenditure for one week: US$345

The Le Moines of France, food expenditure for one week: 315.17 euros or $419.95

The Ukita family from Japan, food expenditure for one week: 37,699 Yen or $317.25

The Sobczynscy family of Poland, food expenditure for one week: 582.48 Zlotys or $151.27

The Al Haggan family of Kuwait, ood expenditure for one week: 63.63 dinar or $221.45

The Batsuuri family from Mongolia, Food expenditure for one-week: 41,985.85 togrogs or $40.02

The Caven family from California, Food expenditure for one-week: $159.18

The Celiks of Turkey, food expenditure for one week: 198.48 New Turkish liras or $145.88

The Natomos of Mali, food expenditure for one week: 17,670 francs or $26.39

The Patkars of India, food expenditure for one week: 1,636.25 rupees or $39.27

The Namgay family from Bhutan, Food expenditure for one-week: 224.93 ngultrum or $5.03)

The Aboubakar family from Chad, Food expenditure for one-week: 685 CFA Francs or $1.23

The Ayme family from Ecuador, Food expenditure for one-week: $31.55

The Mendozas of Guatemala, food expenditure for one week: 573 Quetzales or $75.70

The Dong family from China, Food expenditure for one-week: 1,233.76 Yuan or $155.06)

The Kuttan-Kasses of Luxembourg, food expenditure for one week: 347.64 Euros or $465.84

The Truong family from Vietnam, Food expenditure for one-week: 5943 Vietnamese Dong or $24.96

The Ahmed family from Egypt, Food expenditure for one-week: 387.85 Egyptian Pounds or $68.53


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AlexanderTheGOAT site profile image  

7/26/13 5:31 PM by AlexanderTheGOAT

Was the Japan one taken in the 80s?

Ninja_Chef site profile image  

7/26/13 5:19 PM by Ninja_Chef


cheesesteak site profile image  

7/26/13 4:46 PM by cheesesteak

I get the rest of the world thinks of US as tard nuggets, but really 2 large pizzax and a bunch of burger king as part of "groceries"? Call Jake Shields, somethings shady here.

SoccerkickrevivaL site profile image  

7/26/13 4:42 PM by SoccerkickrevivaL


DrunkenBatman site profile image  

7/26/13 4:05 PM by DrunkenBatman

Thank fuck I didn't grow up like that. We surely are doomed.I remember seeing a jamie Oliver show and he went to LA to change kids school meals.He had a whole class of kids that could talk walk run But didn't know how to use a knife and fork.

ClevelandCursed site profile image  

7/26/13 12:19 PM by ClevelandCursed

pretty sure the Mongolian dad just took my soul through the picture.

JDV site profile image  

7/26/13 11:32 AM by JDV

GB and US are pretty awful... Almost everything is packaged junk.

SD CARTEL site profile image  

7/26/13 11:15 AM by SD CARTEL

Dudebrah, what the fuck is up with all the soda!?. People really drink soda like that??? I probably have 10 sodas a year.

tiger07 site profile image  

7/26/13 10:39 AM by tiger07

Lol at some of your posts. Funny stuff.

Bootsy Collins site profile image  

7/26/13 9:55 AM by Bootsy Collins

Cuppa tea