costs Archive

World map of national cost obsessions

What costs are the people of the world obsessed by? Cubans seem preoccupied with the prices of cigars, for example, and Venezuelans with gasoline. Koreans are fixated on rhinoplasty’s damage to their plastic, while Russians just want to fly a MiG jet. The cost of living trumps all in England, but the Irish are more concerned with the cost of death: funeral expenses are their …