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Pizza Value

In: Food

10 Mar 2014

How much more pizza do you get for your money depending on the size? (based on 74,476 prices from 3,678 pizza places around the country).

 

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The Economist has updated their annual Big Mac Index.

…based on the theory of purchasing-power parity (PPP), the notion that in the long run exchange rates should move towards the rate that would equalise the prices of an identical basket of goods and services (in this case, a burger) in any two countries. For example, the average price of a Big Mac in America in January 2014 was $4.62; in China it was only $2.74 at market exchange rates. So the “raw” Big Mac index says that the yuan was undervalued by 41% at that time. Burgernomics was never intended as a precise gauge of currency misalignment, merely a tool to make exchange-rate theory more digestible.

Interesting footnotes: India’s Maharaja Mac is made out of chicken.

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National Food Flags

In: Food

28 Jan 2014

Flags made from traditional foods of each country (there are 18 designs). Very well done, IMHO.

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The Geography of Pizza

In: Food

7 Nov 2013

Nearest pizza parlor chain within a 10 mile radius:

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Individually:

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But there are other important pizza questions. How much of pizza sales do the chains represent?

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How do the sales breakdown?

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Who has the most pizza stores? NYC! Oddly, though, Miami has the most per capita.

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p.s. – I love pizza. The best pizza in the world is Pontillos.

Pasta

In: Food

15 Aug 2013

Can anyone explain to me why there are so many different shapes of pasta?

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This has been making the rounds. I like that they used alpha shading to show variations. And it’s pop, not soda. 

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Fruits and Vegetables

In: Food

31 May 2013

Two comprehensive charts from the good people at Pop Chart Lab – both available as posters.

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Very nice and intuitive, from sblattindesign.

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They also have one on knives:

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This year, in interactive format, allowing you to select a base currency and see the changes over time.

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Price per Gallon

In: Food

5 Feb 2013

You gotta wonder how they calculated the beer and wine price.

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Caffeine Database

In: Food

12 Dec 2012

Not really a chart, but it is an excellent interactive table for comparing the amount of caffeine in different drinks – both by total for a typical serving, and by the ounce.

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A great diagram about different options and their efficacy. The related article goes into more detail on each remedy.

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