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Post time 2012-3-2 09:24:14 |Display all floors
What does being poor actually look like?

What does it mean to be hungry and poor? With such divergence across countries as to what the "poverty line" means, we set out to visualize what poverty looks like by highlighting something that everyone can understand -- food.  

Starting from the oft-quoted $1 per person, per day U.N. figure, we attempted to calculate our own national figures, creating a visual portrayal of items found in a given country that could be bought by a person living at the poverty line. For developed countries, where there is relatively updated household consumption data, we focused on the average daily amount that a person at the poverty line would spend on food. For developing countries, we used the average amount that a person at the poverty line earns and spends each day. From Australia to Madagascar, from France to Nepal, here's what we found.
394 Japanese yen, or 4.91 U.S. dollars, of tuna.jpg
394 Japanese yen of yam.jpg
394 Japanese yen of nori snack and peanuts.jpg
52.87 Thai baht, or 1.74 U.S. dollars, of lemon grass.jpg
52.87 Thai baht of instant noodles.jpg
52.87 Thai baht of fried fish.jpg
44.96 Hong Kong dollars, or 5.79 U.S. dollars, of apples.jpg
44.96 Hong Kong dollars of fish.jpg
44.96 Hong Kong dollars of dried noodles.jpg
32.88 Nepali rupees, or 0.41 U.S. dollars, of Nescafé instant coffee.jpg
32.88 Nepali rupees of lentils.jpg
32.88 Nepali rupees of buffalo meat.jpg
7.52 Australian dollars, or 8.02 U.S. dollars (as of Feb. 23), of avocados.jpg
7.52 Australian dollars of turkey wings.jpg
7.52 Australian dollars of oranges.jpg
5.60 euros, or 7.45 U.S. dollars, of French artichokes.jpg
5.60 euros of French grapes.jpg
5.60 euros of French croissants.jpg
4.82 euros, or 6.41 U.S. dollars, of German bread.jpg
4.82 euros of German gummy bears.jpg
4.82 euros of German Brussels sprouts.jpg
3.28 Chinese yuan, or 0.52 U.S. dollars, of bok choy.jpg
3.28 Chinese yuan of chicken breast.jpg
3.28 Chinese yuan of buns.jpg
1,284 Malagasy ariary, or 0.58 U.S. dollars, of cucumbers from Madagascar.jpg
1,284 Malagasy ariary of garlic.jpg
1,284 Malagasy ariary of dried fish.jpg

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Post time 2012-3-2 17:23:42 |Display all floors
Looks like China is on par with Nepal, while the Euro area is much better off.
We are all prisoners of our own device.

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Post time 2012-3-2 21:45:36 |Display all floors
This post was edited by LCSULLA at 2012-3-2 21:52
DanseMacabre Post time: 2012-3-2 17:23
Looks like China is on par with Nepal, while the Euro area is much better off.

And that with a biased sample.
Pumpernickel by far ain't the only german bread.
but compared to other bread it's bloody expensive after 20 hours of baking.
Most expensive Bread in one country compared with cheap instant noodles in another,
turkey in one country with chicken in another.
Chapeaou.

Then also, 4.82 Euro german poverty line?
That's below welfare minimum, public housing entitlements not yet included.
And public housing is provided for free or subsidised rents or rent assistence in Germany the US and so on to those in need of it.
Not selling land or properties at bargain prices to gouvernment officials subsidised by the public including those who could need some public housing as in a certain other country.
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Post time 2012-3-3 00:01:16 |Display all floors
LCSULLA Post time: 2012-3-2 14:45
And that with a biased sample.
Pumpernickel by far ain't the only german bread.
but compared to oth ...

"For developed countries, where there is relatively updated household consumption data, we focused on the average daily amount that a person at the poverty line would spend on food"

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Post time 2012-3-3 00:14:48 |Display all floors
Poverty is being homeless and looking in the garbage for food; you will find that in many countries, in the US millions of people live that way.
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Post time 2012-3-3 04:04:04 |Display all floors
You also forgot to mention that German bread can double as building material.
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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Post time 2012-3-3 04:08:57 |Display all floors
This post was edited by robert237 at 2012-3-2 12:09

You aren't showing a dollar's worth of food in any of these pictures.
A little consistency would be nice. Poverty lines differ in each country.
In China you can buy a big bowl of noodles at a walk-thru restaurant for 3 yuan (about 1/2 dollar).
In the USA you can't buy anything at a restaurant for 1/2 dollar. They usually have free breath mints
at the cash register though. Maybe you could empty the breath mints into you coat pocket
before they threw you out.
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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