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Which Developing Countries Receive the Most Remittances?

According to a new report, developing countries will receive $414 billion in remittances in 2013. Remittances to India and China will total $131 billion. Global remittances, including those to high-income countries, are estimated to reach $550 billion in 2013.

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Latin America Has More Mobile Phones Than People

Latin America has surpassed 100% mobile phone penetration. On average, there are 107 mobile phones per 100 people across the region.

However, this doesn’t mean everyone in Latin America has a phone or that there’s connectivity everywhere. According to data from Informa, many people in urban areas have more than one phone, but there are still some 178 Million people - 30% of the region’s population -  without access to mobile services.

You can customize the visualization above in Google Public Data explorer and you can access further data on mobile penetration from the World Development Indicators and the GSMA.

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How Much Do People in Different Countries Spend on Food?

Generally, as countries develop, people spend proportionally less of their household budget on food, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) data. 

The Economist visualized this dataset to show how much people in selected countries spend on food per week. 


Source: The Economist

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Visualizing the Variation in Obesity Worldwide

Here’s a fine example of telling a different story by visualizing the same data from yesterday’s post in a new way. Kudos to The Guardian for making the data behind their original work easily accessible. 

From 2002 and 2010, obesity levels have increased substantially around the world:


Which countries have the greatest difference in obesity rates between men and women?


Neoformix, a Toronto-based data visualization company used data from the World Health Organization (WHO) via The Guardian to produce this series of interactive slope charts. 

The charts show by country and by continent changes in obesity levels between 2002 and 2010, as well as the difference in obesity levels between men and women within countries. 

Click on your continent in this full interactive feature to find out about the obesity level in your country. 

Source: Neoformix

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Which developing countries received the most remittances in 2012?

According to a new World Bank report, officially recorded remittance flows to developing countries are estimated to reach $406 billion in 2012, a growth of 6.5% over the previous year.

The top recipients of migrant remittances in 2012 are India ($70 billion), China ($66 billion), the Philippines ($24 billion), Mexico ($24 billion), and Nigeria ($21 billion).

These flows are expected to rise 8% in 2013 and 10% in 2014 to reach $534 billion in 2015. The size of remittance flows to developing countries is now more than three times that of official development assistance.

Source: Migration and Development Brief 19