What does it take?

Beef Noodles

What does it take to eat a dish of Chinese beef noodles?
For many, all it takes is a car ride to a great Chinese food restaurant and 5 – 10 USD.  Some, could even make a portion at home for 3 – 7 USD.  But for those living at the poverty line in China, it would take 3 days to acquire one serving of beef noodles, and 5 days to provide enough beef noodles for a family of 4 people.
While beef noodles is not a dish that those living at the poverty line would commonly attempt to attain, the ingredients are very common to a typical Chinese diet.  Most living at the poverty line would only be able to afford one of those ingredients for consumption a day.
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