If you have a small dog, you know much you love the little stinker. But, how much are you spending to meet its needs? A small dog isnt the most expensive pet in the world, but it certainly will cost you money. Every year, you can expect to spend $400. During the first year, you can expect to spend $780. With the long life expectancy of a small dog, an average of 14 years, that little dog adds up big- to the tune of $5,980.
Who doesn’t salivate at the thought of a juicy hamburger? (OK, let’s rephrase that: vegetarians excluded, who doesn’t salivate at the thought of a juicy hamburger?)
The point is, there is hardly any food that’s more American. And capitalizing on that are many industries, from fast-food restaurants to cattle growers, to ketchup and mustard producers. But have you ever thought about the scope of the industries involved? In our latest infographic we dissect a typical hamburger — and we give you the “meat” on the industries involved: the popularity of each ingredient, how much of it is produced annually, and how much of it we consume. In other words: the hamburger economy.