Weekly digest - May 18

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Here it's our weekly digest of stories we published recently.

Do you know how much people spend on food in your country?
World's GDP per capita growth
Press freedom in your country
What's the most competitive city in the world?


It's not uncommon to spend more than 40% of household income on food

Do you know how much people spend on food in your country?

Do you know that people in Norway on average spend $4482 on food while people in Uzbekistan spend just $217? More than 20 times less.

Check it out.

World's GDP per capita growth

World's per capita GDP grew 2.3 times in the 19th century and 5 times during 20th century.



Press freedom in your country

The Reporters Without Borders index, which is published each year, measures the state of media freedom throughout the world. It reflects the degree of freedom that journalists, news media and netizens enjoy in each country, and the efforts made by the authorities to respect and ensure respect for this freedom." - the Press Freedom Index Report 2011-2012.

The lower Press Freedom Index, the more free the state of media.


Additional tables and charts

What's the most competitive city in the world?

New York is the most competitive city in the world according to The Global City Competitiveness Index 2012 followed by London and Singapore. You can explore detailed statistics here.

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