How much will $5 buy you around the world?


Food. We can’t live without it. I consider the most important meal of the day, the next one. But how much of our income/time/work goes to securing it? Here’s an interesting way to answer this age old question. How much will $5 buy you around the world.

If you’re surprised to learn that five dollars will buy you just one beer in Japan, but 12 beers in China, you’ll enjoy this cool little video from Buzzfeed. It gives us a slight—though quite entertaining—sneak peek into the global food system, by painting a picture of what five bucks (or the equivalent of five dollars, according to each country’s currency) will buy in eggs, rice, beer, coffee, Big Macs, and more, in several nations around the world.


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I'm a professional vagabond. I quit my cubical job in January 2014. Since then, I've hiked the Appalachian Trail, The Camino, and taught English in Vietnam, Turkey, Russia, Spain, Mexico and Peru. I'm exploring the world and you can come too!

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