The World Food Programme (WFP) analyzed a report on the glaring gap in food costs around the world. It finds that people living in poor countries have to spend the bulk of their wages on basic nourishment. It also measured the proportion of daily income that people spent on ingredients for a basic bean stew in different countries last year before retro-projecting the ratio on to a resident of New York State.

A plate of bean stew in South Sudan would be $321.70 and many of the country's inhabitants are struggling to feed themselves. People in poor countries go hungry, it's often because the food is unaffordable. Particularly in Africa, the situation is far more serious in other parts of the world.

The Average cost of ingredients for a simple bean stew as a share of daily income in 2017 around the world is listed as follows:
155.0% - South Sudan,
121.0% - Nigeria, North East,
115.0% - Deir Ezzor, Syria,
45.0% - Malawi,
40.0% - Democratic Republic of Congo,
35.0% - Haiti,
30.0% - Mozambique,
22.0% - Yemen, urban,
20.0% - Somalia,
13.0% - Nepal,
7.0% - Myanmar,
4.5% - India,
3.9% - Iran,
2.3% - Jordan,
0.6% - New York.

Image source: https://www.statista.com/chart/13356/the-cost-of-a-plate-of-food-around-the-world/
Image license: CC-BY-ND

Average cost of ingredients for a simple bean stew as a share of daily income in 2017

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The World Food Programme (WFP) analyzed a report on the glaring gap in food costs around the world. It finds that people living in poor countries have to spend the bulk of their wages on basic nourishment. It also measured the proportion of daily income that people spent on ingredients for a basic bean stew in different countries last year before retro-projecting the ratio on to a resident of New York State.

A plate of bean stew in South Sudan would be $321.70 and many of the country's inhabitants are struggling to feed themselves. People in poor countries go hungry, it's often because the food is unaffordable. Particularly in Africa, the situation is far more serious in other parts of the world.

The Average cost of ingredients for a simple bean stew as a share of daily income in 2017 around the world is listed as follows:
155.0% - South Sudan,
121.0% - Nigeria, North East,
115.0% - Deir Ezzor, Syria,
45.0% - Malawi,
40.0% - Democratic Republic of Congo,
35.0% - Haiti,
30.0% - Mozambique,
22.0% - Yemen, urban,
20.0% - Somalia,
13.0% - Nepal,
7.0% - Myanmar,
4.5% - India,
3.9% - Iran,
2.3% - Jordan,
0.6% - New York.

Image source: https://www.statista.com/chart/13356/the-cost-of-a-plate-of-food-around-the-world/
Image license: CC-BY-ND

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