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New map shows most searched cost obsessions by country

ASHOOR

Administrator
Staff member
This is really cool....



The cost of flying a MiG fighter in Russia, buying kidneys in Iran, prostitutes in Ukraine and rhinoplasty in S. Korea are just a few of the most popular Google requests worldwide, a new map shows. It does give some weird insights into the countries.

Fixr.com, a cost-estimating website has put together a map of the world with the most-Googled things in each country, using the autocomplete formula of ?How much does * cost in [x country]."

The search results turned out to be hilarious and informative, and gave a peek into humanity?s cost obsessions per country.

?Looking at some of the most popular Google searches throughout the World reveals some cultural differences, but also many key similarities. It also provides insights into the sometimes strange things people think about when they are alone,? says fixr.com website.

Russians are most interested in ?How much does it cost to fly a MiG [military aircraft] in Russia??

Iranians are eager to sell or to buy kidneys, while the South Koreans are obsessed with their appearance and fixated on rhinoplasty (nose plastic surgery) costs.

The Chinese, Apple's biggest iPhone market, desire iPhones, of course. On Tuesday, Apple said it sold more iPhones in China than in the US.

The cost of a prostitute is the most Googled demand in a range of countries, such as in Brazil, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Hong Kong, Colombia and Latvia. Slaves crop up in Mauritania, diamonds shine in Sierra Leone and cocaine fires up Honduras, Chile and Taiwan ? these are some of the most Googled and weird demands in each of these countries.

Why Japanese people want watermelons or Armenians are obsessed with carpets is as yet a mystery.

Citizens of some countries Google simple ?tradable? things, such as cows (India and Bangladesh) or camels (Egypt, Israel and Afghanistan), and apparently, the most devoted McDonald?s fans are Big Mac-loving Serbians.

Ceremonies are another passion worldwide. And not only weddings (Cyprus, Greece) and honeymoons (Maldives), but funerals (Ireland) and divorces (Trinidad and Tobago).

Venezuelans desire ?A Gallon of Gas,? while Australians long for babies - IVF (In vitro fertilization) is one of the most Googled searches down under.

The results are not considered to be a scientific report as Google autocomplete results are based on the searcher's history, and the time and place of search.



Read more about the results here: http://www.fixr.com/blog/2015/04/17/world-of-obsessions/
 

ASHOOR

Administrator
Staff member
Some of these don't make sense and as the article suggests, they are auto-suggestions made by Google.

For example, I don't believe there are this many people who are searching for such things like 'cow' , 'prostitutes', 'beer', 'camel' etc.


ASHOOR
 

mrzurnaci

New member
Domanic said:
Beer in Turkey?

So much for a Muslim country LOL
Alcohol has been allowed in Turkey since it was formed by Ataturk... If you're non-Alcohol, they'll offer you champagne.
 

Cascade

New member
mrzurnaci said:
I didn't find it surprising as don't many Hindus revere cows as sacred?
Yes, but to be obsessed over them THAT MUCH?

Even the most religiously Islamic countries like Saudi, Egypt and Iran don't have "Quran" and such.
 

mrzurnaci

New member
privatebenjamin said:
Yes, but to be obsessed over them THAT MUCH?

Even the most religiously Islamic countries like Saudi, Egypt and Iran don't have "Quran" and such.
that's because they're pretty much forced to read it, no google search necessary when you can go to the nearest mosque. :)
 
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