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How Much Countries Spend on Food, Based on Annual Income [INFOGRAPHIC]

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When dishes like chicken mole pizza and a deep fried bacon wrapped turkey leg exist, it might seem like us Americans put a lot of time, energy and money into our diets. But compared to other countries, the average American spends a small amount of income on homemade food — only 6.6%.

According to this USDA data, richer countries tend to spend less on food overall. Of course there are factors affecting these conclusions, like the price of food and varying taxing systems, but the US still spends less than any other country in the world.

Although the average US citizen shells out about $2,273 per year for food, Pakistan still spends the most based on income percentages — about half their annual income, or around $415.

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Another interesting discovery is higher food spend is often linked to malnutrition. This could mostly be due to crop failures and droughts in poorer countries, leading to a raise in food prices.

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H/T, Picthx Vox

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REPORT: How Much the CEOs of Your Favorite Fast Food Chains Make a Year

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For anyone who’s ever wondered how much a CEO of their favorite fast-food chain makes on a yearly basis, the numbers are in. While these numbers aren’t very shocking, especially since these corporations see so much business nationally, they are a bit hard to look at from the standpoint of an employee working at said chain.

The report was submitted by the Economic Policy Institute, which covered more 25 of the largest restaurant chains in the United States. The average income of a CEO, as conducted in 2013 was about $10.9 million. This, of course, was raised significantly by Starbucks Corp who netted $137.5 million. Give or take. The average annual income of a regular employee of these chains, came out to $18,880 a year. Among the chains included in the report are Jack in the Box, Chipotle, Taco Bell and McDonald’s.

What’s the most depressing is that for a few hours of “work” a CEO will make more than one what would take one of their employees an entire year to earn. Though at least it’s still better than being a writer. WAIT.

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H/T Business Insider