Cost Obsessions Around the World

An interesting set of infographics by Raul Amoros which looks at search queries pertaining to the cost of something in different countries:

Google’s autocomplete function provides suggestions derived from common Google searches by other users. Comparing autocomplete results for searches on different countries reveals how certain places are perceived by people around the World.

It turns out that Google searches for the cost of something vary widely depending on the country of interest. For example, people are most interested in the cost of a passport or a patent in North America. As for Europe, many are concerned about practical things like the cost of living, studying, or buying a beer.

Some notable examples:

  • Italy: Ferrari
  • Iran: Kidney
  • Mexico: Tummy tuck (Liposuction)
  • Lebanon and Bahrain: PS3
  • Some countries in Africa and Asia not having a popular “cost” search query
  • The Philippines: To retire

Source: Fixr Blog