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[Pictures] Kids At Different Income Levels Around The World Reveal Their Favorite Toys

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Dollar Street

This amazing project by Gapminder Foundation photographed families around the world with earnings between $45/month to $5,000/month for a glimpse into their lives, the pictures shows the favorite toys of the kids living in the household. Looking at the toys of the kids gives you an idea of the lifestyle of each family.

Dollar Street a project by Gapminder Foundation went into hundreds of homes around the world at different income levels to photograph their possessions. The photographs below provides an intimate look into the lives of these families. The difference in income levels between these families is striking. Yet there are a number of similarities between people of vastly different income levels, too.

β€œIt’s striking to see how similar our lives are. It makes the world less scary to see that most people struggle with everyday business most of the time and they are not so exotic and it’s not so scary.” Gapminder co-founder – Anna Rosling RΓΆnnlund told Business Insider

Checkout these amazing pictures below.

In an Indian home living on $29/month per adult, the favorite toy is a plastic bottle.

In an Ivorian home (Cote d’Ivoire) living on $61/month per adult, the favorite toy is a shoe.

In a Burundian home living on $29/month per adult, the favorite toy is dried maize.

In a Zimbabwean home living on $34/month per adult, the favorite toy is a home-made ball.

In a Haitian home living on $39/month per adult, the favorite toy is a tennis ball.

In a Zimbabwean home living on $41/month per adult, the favorite toy is an old toy car.

In a Bolivian home living on $254/month per adult, the favorite toy is a stuffed toy.

In a Burkinabe home living on $45/month per adult, the favorite toy is a broken plastic doll.

In a Haitian home living on $39/month per adult, the favorite toy car made out of recycled plastic items.

In a Burkinabe home living on $54/month per adult, the favorite toy is a tire.

In a Haitian home living on $102/month per adult, the favorite toy is a handheld video game.

In an Indian home living on $65/month per adult, the favorite toy is a home-made cricket bat.

In an Indian home living on $80/month per adult, the favorite toy is a broken plastic doll.

In a Filipino home living on $98/month per adult, the favorite toys are action figures.

In a Palestinian home living on $112/month per adult, the favorite toy is a plastic bottle.

In a Colombian home living on $123/month per adult, the favorite toy is a soccer ball.

In a Nigerian home living on $124/month per adult, the favorite toys are wooden poles.

In a Colombian home living on $145/month per adult, the favorite toy is a plastic ball.

In a Colombian home living on $163/month per adult, the favorite toy is a cat.

In a Filipino home living on $170/month per adult, the favorite toy is a plastic doll.

In a Tunisian home living on $176/month per adult, the favorite toy is a teddy bear.

In a Tunisian home living on $218/month per adult, the favorite toy is a scooter.

In an Indian home living on $245/month per adult, the favorite toy is a toy truck.

In a Jordanian home living on $249/month per adult, the favorite toy is a stuffed animal.

In a Rwandan home living on $251/month per adult, the favorite toy is a stick.

In a Indian home living on $170/month per adult, the favorite toy is a bunch of marbles.

In an American home living on $3 450/month per adult, the favorite toy is an iPhone.

In a Bolivian home living on $254/month per adult, the favorite toy is a soccer ball.

In a Bolivian home living on $265/month per adult, the favorite toy is a toy truck.

In a Cambodian home living on $463/month per adult, the favorite toy is a puppy.

In a Ukrainian home living on $476/month per adult, the favorite toy is a cell phone.

In a Latvian home living on $480/month per adult, the favorite toy is a stuffed animal.

In a Jordanian home living on $583/month per adult, the favorite toy is a table computer.

In a Ukrainian home living on $694/month per adult, the favorite toy is a Lego figurine.

In a Mexican home living on $1,093/month per adult, the favorite toy is an electric guitar.

In a Swedish home living on $2,223/month per adult, the favorite toys are plastic dolls

In a Chinese home living on $2,235/month per adult, the favorite toy is a military tank model.

In a Kenyan home living on $3,268/month per adult, the favorite toy is a tablet computer.

In a Nepalese home living on $3,829/month per adult, the favorite toy is a teddy bear.

In an American home living on $4,650/month per adult, the favorite toy is baseball gear.

In a Swedish home living on $4,883/month per adult, the favorite toy is a Lego set.

In a Jordanian home living on $7,433/month per adult, the favorite toy is a large stuffed animal.

In a Latvian home living on $11,381/month per adult, the favorite toy is a stuffed animal.

I hope you enjoyed taking a glimpse into the lives and of these families. Its funny how we all have unique things that makes us happy and we can find joy in our different circumstances. What was your favorite toy growing up? I think mine was a Toy Gun ?

Credits: Dollar Street , Gapminder Foundation, Business Insider

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Daniel Damilola Nejo

The author Daniel Damilola Nejo

Daniel Damilola Nejo is a Nigerian born, London based Creative Designer and Content Creator with love for the hustle and community. He has a Masters in Business Information Systems Management and is Endorsed by the UK Government as a "World Leading Exceptional Talent in Digital Technology" . He is a true hustler and a forward thinking individual who uses his knowledge and skill to add value to lives around the world. He works with startups, businesses and individuals around the world as a digital designer and brand developer. Founder of some Digital startups and brands.
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