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Does Bacon Make You Rich?

A lunch question ended up posing the question in the title. We were talking about which countries ate bacon and which ones didn’t. Then we had a hunch that the US and European countries near the top of the list so you could probably make a clickbait news story about how countries that eat more bacon make more money.

When we got back to our desks, Durmus had actually run the numbers. Unfortunately there’s only a 0.43 coefficient of correlation between per capita bacon consumption and per capita GDP. It was worth a shot though. And I had no idea that the Chinese ate more bacon than Americans! Step up your game people!

Country Weight per Capita (lbs) GDP per Capita
China 90.1 $15,400
Montenegro 88.6 $17,000
Taiwan 87.5 $47,800
Korea, South 81.4 $37,900
Serbia 81.4 $14,200
Belarus 73.8 $17,500
United States 64.3 $57,300
Vietnam 56.3 $6,400
Norway 55.4 $69,300
Canada 55 $46,200
Australia 54.4 $48,800
Singapore 50.5 $87,100
Chile 49.5 $24,000
New Zealand 49.2 $37,100
Russia 46.7 $26,100
Japan 44.6 $38,900
Bahamas, The 40.7 $24,600
Uruguay 40.2 $21,600
Mexico 39.4 $18,900
Ukraine 34.7 $8,200
Philippines 33.7 $7,700
Panama 32.5 $22,800
Ecuador 31.5 $11,000
Brazil 31.2 $15,200
Cuba 26.6 $11,600
Macedonia 26.3 $14,500
Argentina 24.9 $20,200
Dominican Republic 21 $15,900
Angola 18.3 $6,800
Colombia 17.2 $14,200
Croatia 16.8 $22,400
Bosnia and Herzegovina 13.7 $11,000
Kazakhstan 12 $25,700
Guatemala 11.5 $7,900
South Africa 10.8 $13,200
Armenia 10.8 $8,900
Honduras 10.1 $5,300
Venezuela 9.8 $15,100
Haiti 9.2 $1,800