Kids From Different Income Level Are Presenting Their Favorite Toys, The Results Are Thoughtful

For the last 15 years, Anna Rosling Rönnlund has tried to make global public data easier to understand and use. She tried to find ideas that would attract peoples interest more than simple colorful charts. To do so, she started Dollar Street. The achieve her project, her photographer team visited over 264 homes in 50 different countries. In every house, they spent a whole day taking pictures of around 135 objects. From the family’s shoes, to toothbrushes and children’s toys.Apparently, we can have a pretty realistic picture of people’s lifestyle at every income level if we look close enough to their children’s  favorite toys. From a family living with $45 a month to one with $3,000 monthly, these insider habits of hundreds of families are talking way more than boring graphs can ever do.

Anna said, “People in other cultures are often portrayed as scary or exotic, this has to change. We want to show how people really live. It seemed natural to use photos as data so people can see for themselves what life looks like on different income levels. Dollar Street lets you visit many, many homes all over the world. Without traveling.”

Scroll down to see some of the families that participated in the data collection and see for yourself.

Burkina Faso: $29/month per adult, the favorite toy is an old tire

Burundi: $29/month per adult, the favorite toy is dried maize

India: $31/month per adult, the little boy holding his favorite toy

Zimbabwe: $34/month per adult, the favorite toy is a home-made ball

Haiti: $39/month per adult, the favorite toy car made out of recycled plastic items

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Zimbabwe: $41/month per adult, the favorite toy is a car

 

Haiti: $43/month per adult, the favorite toy is a hoop

Burkina Faso:  $45/month per adult, the favorite toy is a broken plastic doll

Burkina Faso: $54/month per adult, the favorite toy is a tire

 

Côte d’Ivoire: $61/month per adult, the favorite toy is a shoe

India: $65/month per adult, the favorite toy is a home-made cricket bat

Rwanda: $72/month per adult, the favorite toys are leaves

Haiti: $102/month per adult, the favorite toy is a handheld video game

Palestine: $112/month per adult, the favorite toy is a plastic bottle

 

Colombia: $123/month per adult, the favorite toy is a volleyball ball

 

Nigeria: $124/month per adult, the favorite toys are wooden poles

 

Colombia: $163/month per adult, the favorite toy is a cat

India: $245/month per adult, the favorite toy is a toy truck

 

Jordan: $249/month per adult, the favorite toys are stuffed animals

Rwanda: $251/month per adult, the favorite toy is a stick

Bolivia: $254/month per adult, the favorite toy is a stuffed toy

 

India: $369/month per adult, the favorite toy is a cell phone

Latvia: $480/month per adult, the favorite toy is a stuffed animal

Jordan: $583/month per adult, the favorite toy is a table computer

 

United States of America: $855/month per adult, the favorite toy is Lego

 

China: $2,235/month per adult, the favorite toy is a military tank model

 

South Africa: $2,862/month per adult, the favorite toy is a stuffed animal

 

Kenya: $3,268/month per adult, the favorite toy is a tablet computer

 

United States of America: $4,650/month per adult, the favorite toy is baseball gear

Jordan: $7,433/month per adult, the favorite toy is a large stuffed animal

Ukraine: $10,090/month per adult, the favorite toy is a large stuffed animal

China: $10,098/month per adult, the favorite toy is stuffed animal

 

Source: Bored Panda

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