In popular culture, certain countries are stereotypically associated with certain products ? beer in Germany, carpets in Turkey, electronics in Japan.?
But those things aren’t what people are really searching for.?
Earlier this month, the cost-estimating website Fixr.com put together a map of the world with the most-Googled for object in each country, using the autocomplete formula of “How much does * cost in [x country].”
While the results are far from scientific ? since Google autocomplete results vary based on the searcher’s history, the time of search, and the place of search ? they do say at least a little bit about how countries are perceived.?
Some of the fascinating (and troubling) results:?
? People want to know how much a MIG aircraft costs in Russia
? People want to know how much a prostitute costs in Brazil
? People want to know how much rhinoplasty costs in South Korea
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