Here's how different people spent $100 at the grocery store.
We all have that one friend who somehow manages to survive despite having nothing more than some Pizza Pockets and a half-empty bottle of mustard in their fridge.
Turns out, they are not alone in their weird grocery shopping habits.
Cut Video recently interviewed people from various backgrounds and gave them $100 to spend on groceries. Check out how they spent their grocery money.
Apparently, your friend's barren fridge doesn't look so weird anymore.
#1 'I'm 98, Served as a Marine Engineer during the War'
"I live in an apartment with my son-in-law and my daughter. I raise chickens."
#2 'A Hundred Dollars Means Food for a Week'
"I'm always thinking budget, thinking practical."
#3 Komal, Age: 35, Married Mother, Software Engineer
"I am married, and I have two kids."
"There are families back in India for whom [a 100 dollars] is like a monthly income."
For some of these people, having $100 means the difference between going hungry and surviving.
Meanwhile, for the financially stable, $100 is a surplus, and they can spend it on luxury foods or even a night out.
But that doesn't mean we aren't supposed to have fun and enjoy life. Or that we should get mad at others for spending their money how they see fit.
#4 Karen, Age: 19, Single, College Student
"I live on campus with three other girls."
"Usually, every day, I have pizza rolls. I don't think I'm good with money at all."
#5 Mick and Anthony, Age: 36 and 46, Married, Unemployed
"We met online, and it was love at first email."
"Money means getting by. We're unemployed, starving artists sort of thing."
According to US Census Bureau, 2019 had the biggest gap between the rich and the poor — income inequality — in more than 50 years.
However, there is some good news, too.
Statista analysis shows that the number of Americans living below the poverty line had decreased from 38 million in 2018 to below 34 million in 2019.
There has also been a downward trend in Americans living in absolute poverty since 2014.
However, we shouldn't rush to celebrate because we don't have data about the situation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
#6 'I'm 64, and I Work as a Lunch Lady at an Elementary School'
"[Food] is a communication. It's making people happy."
"I live by myself. Unless I'm meeting friends somewhere, I eat alone, probably watching TV."
#7 What Would You Buy with 100$?
#8 'Having Kids Now is Crazy at Times'
#9 'I Collect Social Security. Not Near Enough, By the Way'
"I get 1,110$ a month, which puts me pretty close to, if not under, the poverty level."
#10 'The Angriest We've Been at Each Other Have All Been Shopping Experiences'
"We love cereal.
"I kind of see food as fuel, nothing more."
#11 Melina and Kevin, Married
"We've got three kids, a dog and a boat."
"We love to gather around food and celebrate our family and friends."
#12 '65 and 67 Years Old. We've Been Husband and Wife for 18 Years'
"I don't necessarily like his style of cooking. One time he made me Vietnamese Norvegian gambo."
#13 'I Am 88, a Retired Metro Bus Driver'
"Food is sustenance. I used to [cook], I used to love to do it, all that's gone because I can't see."
#14 'My Name's Gertrude. I Go To Restaurants a lot for Company'
"Food means nourishment, especially since being older, [it has been] very important to eat the right things."
#15 'Oreos and Energy Drinks... I Have To Have That'
"I would say food is just a medium for community, family."
#16 'Dylan, Private University Student, Finance Major'
"I like to cook fresh food, so I got greens. Also, I get UberEats and stuff sometimes. I spend about $150-200 per month on it."
#17 Brie and Ralen
"When you have a child, and you have to make ends meet, you could go to the cheapest store and $100 barely stretched."
#18 Rich and Bernice, Engaged
"We try to have dinner together, at least the nights we're at home at the same time. We don't watch TV while eating"
#19 'We're Both 19. Everyone Says That We Eat Like Children'
"I feel like normally when we spend $100, it's not even on this much food. We were like, wow, we can actually get a lot for $100."
#20 'I Study Strategic Communications and Live in a House with 8 Girls'
"Usually, I spend about $50 on groceries. I don't come from a family that has a lot of money. So that kinda sucks when everyone else is going out to eat, and you just have to stay home to save money."
#21 'I'm Going to be a Medical Assistant'
"I spent about a quarter of the $100 on baby formula. I always cook dinner for me, my boyfriend and my daughter."
#22 Ryan, Public University Student
"My room consists of a mini-fridge and a toaster oven to cook pizza rolls."
#23 Tripp, Age: 30, Single, Bartender
"I would say I'm really striving to be middle class, but I don't know if I am quite yet.
"A hundred bucks means like a couple of days worth of money or one frivolous night of indulgence."
"I would say I drink at least six days a week."
#24 'I'm Trying to be An Actor. I'm Going to College Because My Parents Require That'
"I just buy little snacks that I can add to my school day."
"I spent a quarter of my budget on honeycomb, I love honeycomb."
"Usually, I don't cook. I eat out almost every day."
Check out the videos from the interview: