Kids at every income level were asked to show their favorite toys, and the result will make you think

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Anna Rosling Rönnlund has spent the last 15 years making global public data easier to understand and use. Trying to come up with an idea that would connect with people better than colorful charts, she started Dollar Street. The initiative had a team of photographers documenting over 264 homes in 50 countries. In each home, the photographer spent a day taking pictures of up to 135 objects, like the family’s shoes, toothbrushes, or… children’s toys.

Turns out, you can paint a pretty accurate picture of how people at every income live if you pay attention to the things that their kids play with. From $45 a month households to more than $3,000, these intimate glimpses into the everyday lives of hundreds of families are eye-opening and more vivid than any graph will ever be.

“People in other cultures are often portrayed as scary or exotic,” Anna said. “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 visit those who participated!

In a Burkinabe home living on $29/month per adult, the favorite toy is an old tire

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

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In an Indian home living on $31/month per adult holding his favorite toy

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In a Zimbabwean home living on $34/month per adult, the favorite toy is a home-made ball
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In a Haitian home living on $39/month per adult, the favorite toy car made out of recycled plastic items
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In a Zimbabwean home living on $41/month per adult, the favorite toy is a car

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In a Haitian home living on $43/month per adult, the favorite toy is a hoop

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

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

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

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

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In a Rwandan home living on $72/month per adult, the favorite toys are leaves

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

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

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

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

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

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

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In a Jordanian home living on $249/month per adult, the favorite toys are stuffed animals

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

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

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In a Indian home living on $369/month per adult, the favorite toy is a cell phone

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In a Latvian home living on $480/month per adult, the favorite toy is a stuffed animal
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In a Jordanian home living on $583/month per adult, the favorite toy is a table computer

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In a American home living on $855/month per adult, the favorite toy is Lego

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

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In a South African home living on $2,862/month per adult, the favorite toy is a stuffed animal

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

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

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

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In a Ukrainian home living on $10,090/month per adult, the favorite toy is a large stuffed animal

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In a Chinese home living on $10,098/month per adult, the favorite toy is stuffed animal

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