1. Select one item that you find in your country and take a picture of it using a digital camera.
2. Write down the price of that item in your currency (dollars, pesos, yen, etc.)
3. Use the currency converter to convert the cost to USD (United States Dollars).
4. Research the monthly median income for your country. This information can be found on the Web.
5. Divide the monthly income by the number of hours a person works in a month. For example, if a person makes $2,500 per month, divide that by the number of hours worked (160, for example) to see how much that person makes per hour.
($2,500/ 160 = $15.63 per hour)
6. Now that you have the hourly wage, divide the cost of the item by the hourly wage. For example, a loaf of bread costs $4.00. Divide $4.00 by $15.63 and you get 0.256. This is how many hours it takes to earn the product. To find how many minutes this is, multiply this by 60, and you have how many minutes it takes to earn that product. (15 minutes)
7. After you have your calculations, submit your picture to a photo hosting website like Flickr.com or Instagram.com. See my tomatoes at www.flickr.com! Join the site and upload your photos!
8. Go to the Project Gallery and post your information in the forum with a link to your photograph. In order to link your photo, use the right button on your mouse, highlight the URL, and click "Copy". Come to your forum posting, highlight part of the text with the right button, and click look for the link button in the black menu that appears. Click on that button, paste the URL, and that will create a hyperlink to your photo.
9. If you cannot figure out how to post your pictures on one of the photo-sharing websites, use the "Post Your Data Here" tab and upload it to my email. I will post them for you.
10. Analyze any data that interests you that others have posted. To make it more interesting, multiply the number of hours that it takes to earn the product by $15.63, and you will see how much it would really cost someone in the United States to purchase the item.