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Thursday, April 25, 2013

See What $5 Buys You In Bananas, Coffee, Beer, And Other Foods Around the World

Posted By on Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 4:20 PM

click to enlarge $5 gets you a lot of beers in China!
  • $5 gets you a lot of beers in China!

A few weeks ago we told you about Buzzfeed's video illustrating what 2,000 calories looks like in everything from bagels to bacon. They've followed it with a video showing what five American dollars will buy you in various foods around the world. Key takeaways: Coffee is at a premium in Italy, you can get enough bananas to feed a barrel of monkeys in Ethiopia (only like six in Australia, though), and the U.S. has the second-cheapest ground beef next to the U.K. Anyway, give it a watch after the jump, it's pretty mesmerizing stuff.

See also: What 2,000 Calories Look Like in Foods You Eat Every Day

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Anna Roth is SF Weekly's former Food & Drink Editor and author of West Coast Road Eats: The Best Road Food From San Diego to the Canadian Border.


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