NEW YORK: There are certain countries which are stereotypically associated with certain products — beer in Germany, carpets in Turkey, electronics in Japan. But are these things what people really searching for?
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]."
It turns out that Pakistanis are more concern to know the wedding cost than any other item.
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 other fascinating 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 a cow costs in Bangladesh
• People want to know how much a Lamborghini costs in Kuwait
• People want to know how much a watermelon costs in Japan