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Children At Every Income Level Reveal Their Favourite Toys.

If you want to see how people really live then toys are good place to start. 

Dollar Street, a project from the Gapminder Foundation,  went into the homes of hundreds of homes around the world to photograph their possessions. The photographs provide an intimate look at the different lives many people lead. The difference is income is striking, however, there are some similarities between people who are separated by income. 

“It’s striking to see how similar our lives are,” Gapminder co-founder Anna Rosling Rönnlund told Business Insider. “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.”

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

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

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

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

 

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