what the world eats

Ever wonder how much you spend on food daily? Weekly? If you think of it, it adds up to quite a sum, doesn’t it?


A photo gallery given by TIME reveals information about food consumption in different countries. Data taken from the book called Hungry Planet, it tells you the favorite food of families across the globe and how much they spend weekly on it.



Weekly Expenditure

Food of Choice


The Melander family of Bargteheide, Germany

375.39 Euros or $500.07

fried potatoes with onions, bacon and herring, fried noodles with eggs and cheese, pizza, vanilla pudding

The Namgay family of Shingkhey Village, Bhutan

224.93 ngultrum or $5.03

mushroom, cheese and pork
3 The Bainton family of Cllingbourne Ducis, Great Britain

155.54 British Pounds or $253.15

avocado, mayonnaise sandwich, prawn cocktail, chocolate fudge cake with cream
4 The Casales family of Cuernavaca, Mexico

1,862.78 Mexican Pesos or $189.09

pizza, crab, pasta, chicken
5 The Revis family of North Carolina, USA


spaghetti, potatoes, sesame chicken
6 The Ukita family of Kodaira City, Japan

37,699 Yen or $317.25

sashimi, fruit, cake, potato chips
7 The Manzo family of Sicily, Italy

214.36 Euros or $260.11

fish, pasta with ragu, hot dogs, frozen fish sticks
8 The Aboubaker family of Breidjing Camp, Chad

685 CFA Francs or $1.23

soup with fresh sheep meat
9 The Al Haggan family of Kuwait City, Kuwait

63.63 dinar or $221.45

chicken biryani with basmati rice
10 The Dong family of Beijing, China

1,233.76 Yuan or $155.06

fried shredded pork with sweet and sour sauce
11 The Sobczynscy family of Konstancin-Jeziorna, Poland

582.48 Zlotys or $151.27

pig’s knuckles with carrots, celery and parsnips
12 The Ahmed family of Cairo, Egypt

387.85 Egyptian Pounds or $68.53

okra and mutton
13 The Ayme family of Tingo, Ecuador


potato soup with cabbage
14 The Batsuuri family of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

41,986.85 togrogs or $40.02

mutton dumplings

We like broccoli, spaghetti, chicken, spinach, fruit salad, yoghurt and potato chips. What does your family like?


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