What Families Around the World Spend a Month on Food

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Australia: The Brown Family of River View Food expenditure for one month: 481.14 Australian Dollars (USD $345.69) Favourite foods: Marge Brown’s Quandong (Australian peach), Pie, Yogurt

Kuwait: The Al-Haggan Family of Kuwait City Food expenditure for one month: 63.63 Kuwaiti Dinar (USD $210.52) Favourite foods: Chicken biryani with basmati rice

China: The Dong Family of Beijing Food expenditure for one month: 1,233.76 Chinese Yuan (USD $187.90) Favourite foods: Fried shredded pork with sweet and sour sauce

Mali: The Natomo Family of Kouakourou Food expenditure for one month: 17,670 Mali Francs (USD $24.96) Favourite foods: Natomo Family rice dish

Germany: The Sturm Family of Hamburg Food Expenditure for one month: 253.29 Euros (USD $281.54) Favourite foods: Salads, Shrimp, Buttered vegetables, Sweet rice with cinnamon and sugar, Past

India: The Patkar Family of Ujjain Food expenditure for one month: 1,636.25 Indian Rupees (USD $24.40) Favourite foods: Sangeeta Patkar’s Poha (Rice Flakes)

France: The Le Moine Family of Montreuil Food expenditure for one month: 315.17 Euros (USD $350.32) Favourite foods: Delphine Le Moine’s apricot tarts, Pasta carbonara, Thai food

Norway: The Glad-Ostensen Family in Gjerdrum Food expenditure for one month: 4265.89 Norwegian Kroner (USD $511.70) Favourite foods: Mutton in cabbage, Lasagne, Chocolate

Canada: The Melanson Family of Iqaluit, Nunavut Territory Food expenditure for one month: 361.74 Canadian Dollars (USD $277.65) Favourite foods: Narwhal, Polar bear, Extra cheese stuffed crust pizza, Watermelon

Greenland: The Madsen Family of Cape Hope Food expenditure for one month: 1,928.80 Danish Krone (USD $288.22) Favourite foods: Polar bear, Narwhal skin, Seal stew

Mongolia: The Batsuuri Family of Ulaanbaatar Food expenditure for one month: 41,985.85 Mongolian Togrogs (USD $21.01) Favourite foods: Mutton dumplings.

United States: The Revis Family of North Carolina Food expenditure for one month: 341.98 US Dollars Favourite foods: Spaghetti, Potatoes, Sesame chicken

Turkey: The Celik Family of Istanbul Food expenditure for one month: 198.48 Turkish Liras (USD $67.10) Favourite foods: Melahat Celik’s puffed pastries

Japan: The Ukita Family of Kodaira City Food expenditure for one month: 37,699 Japanese Yen (USD $342.00) Favourite foods: Sashimi, Fruit, Cake, Potato chips

Great Britain: The Bainton Family of Collingbourne Ducis Food expenditure for one month: 155.54 British Pounds (USD $225.96) Favourite foods: Avocado, Mayonnaise sandwich, Prawn cocktail, Chocolate fudge cake with cream

Ecuador: The Ayme Family of Tingo Food expenditure for one month: 31.55 US Dollars Favourite foods: Potato soup with cabbage

Chad: The Aboubakar Family of Breidjing Camp Food expenditure for one month: 685 Chad Francs (USD $1.16) Favourite foods: Soup with fresh sheep meat

Bhutan: The Namgay Family of Shingkhey Village Food expenditure for one month: 224.93 Bhutanese Ngultrum (USD $3.35) Favourite foods: Mushroom, Cheese, Pork

Italy: The Manzo Family of Sicily Food expenditure for one month: 214.36 Euros (USD $238.27) Favourite foods: Fish, Pasta with ragu, Hot dogs, Frozen fish sticks

Mexico: The Casales Family of Cuernavaca Food expenditure for one month: 1,862.78 Mexican Pesos (USD $100.92) Favourite foods: Pizza, Crab, Pasta, Chicken

Poland: The Sobczynscy Family of Konstancin-Jeziorna Food expenditure for one month: 582.48 Polish Zlotys (USD $147.53) Favourite foods: Pig’s knuckles with carrots, Celery, Parsnips

Guatemala: The Mendoza Family of Todos Santos Food expenditure for one month: 573 Guatemalan Quetzales (USD $75.10) Favourite foods: Turkey stew, Susana Mendoza’s sheep soup

Luxembourg: The Kuttan-Kasse Family of Erpeldange Food expenditure for one month: 347.64 Euros (USD $386.41) Favourite foods: Shrimp pizza, Chicken in wine sauce, Turkish kebabs

Egypt: The Ahmed Family of Cairo Food expenditure for one month: 387.85 Egyptian Pounds (USD $43,65) Favourite foods: Okra and mutton

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