World Food Day: the true cost of feeding a family

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A £7 basket of food:egg, milk, bread, fruit, veg, oil and meat

Families across the world are paying hundreds of pounds just for basic foods, says charity, Save the Children. See gallery

Families in the developing world are paying hundreds of thousands of pounds for a basic basket of food that would cost £7 in the UK, according the Save the Children research.

In South Sudan, the basket of food costs four times the weekly average salary. That's the equivalent to £1,838 here.

The basket includes just one egg, five vegetables, five pieces of fruit, 1kg of meat, 500ml of oil, a pint of milk and a loaf of bread.

Climate change and population growth are causing food prices to spike, meaning even the basics are beyond the means of most poor families.

Justin Forsyth, Save the Children's Chief Executive, said: "When prices rise, families cut back even further - unable to pay the price of nutritious foods which will help children grow up healthy and fulfil their potential. The slow progress globally on malnutrition - still the underlying cause of a third of child deaths - could be at risk if we don't act to help the poorest families. "

Here we look at what the equivalent cost of the £7 basket in countries across the world would buy us in the UK.

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In South Sudan the basket costs four times the average weekly wage. That's the equivalent of a UK worker buying...

A £1,800 one-week family holiday in Lanzarote

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In Somaliland the basket costs twice the average weekly wage. That's the equivalent of a UK worker buying...

a £1,030 42-inch plasma screen TV

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In Mozambique the basket costs the same as an average weekly wage. That's the equivalent of a UK worker buying...

a £489 Hugo Boss suit.

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In India the basket costs half the average weekly wage. That's the equivalent of a UK worker buying...

a £269 top of the range Dyson vacuum cleaner.

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In Ivory Coast the basket costs 40% of the average weekly wage. That's the equivalent of a UK worker buying...

four £50 tickets to see the Spice Girls musical Viva Forever at the Piccadilly Theatre

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In Egypt the basket costs a third of the average weekly wage. That's the equivalent of a UK worker buying...

a £167 BMX bike here.

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In Bangladesh the basket costs a third of the average weekly wage. That's the equivalent of a UK worker buying...

Two £80 day-tickets for a mother and two children at Legoland Windsor.

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In Spain the basket costs 4% of the average weekly wage. That's the equivalent of a UK worker buying...

a £20.29 hand-delivered bouquet of flowers