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  • Over a billion people live on an average of just $1 a day, mostly in the poorest areas

    超過10億人平均每天僅靠1美元生活,大部分在最貧窮的地區

  • of South America, Africa, and Asia.

    南美洲、非洲和亞洲的。

  • But while these people manage to scrape by, is it possible to live on this meager amount

    但是,當這些人設法勉強度日時,是否有可能靠這微薄的收入生活?

  • right here in America?

    就在美國這裡?

  • We decided to task your favorite labrat with finding out.

    我們決定讓你最喜歡的小白鼠去尋找答案。

  • Week 1:

    第一週。

  • A dollar a day- when I was first given this challenge I thought I was going to get sent

    每天一美元--當我第一次得到這個挑戰時,我以為我會被送去

  • to some remote village somewhere like that one documentary film.

    到某個偏遠的村莊,就像那部記錄片一樣。

  • Turns out Infographics expected me to somehow live on a single dollar a day right here in

    事實證明,Infographics希望我在這裡以某種方式每天靠一美元生活。

  • the US.

    美國。

  • Initially I was confident it was impossible, but well, I'm pretty stubborn so I took the

    起初我相信這是不可能的,但好在我很固執,所以我採取了

  • challenge anyways.

    無論如何都是挑戰。

  • 30 days, $30 dollars- at least Infographics will be happy with the expense budget for

    30天,30美元--至少Infographics會對支出預算感到滿意。

  • once.

    一次。

  • Now, I have advantages that people really living on a dollar a day don't have.

    現在,我擁有真正靠一天一美元生活的人所沒有的優勢。

  • For instance, I don't have to pay rent or utilities on my budget because that'd be impossible

    例如,我不必在預算中支付租金或水電費,因為那是不可能的。

  • and I don't fancy living on the streets- again- for the show.

    我不喜歡為了演出而再次住在街上。

  • At least not for thirty days... without a massive pay raise.

    至少在三十天內不會......沒有大規模加薪。

  • Basically the expenses I had to worry about were food and anything else that popped up.

    基本上,我不得不擔心的開支是食物和其他任何突然出現的東西。

  • As I sat to discuss it with the girlfriend, it was clear we were going to have to improvise

    當我坐下來與女友討論時,很明顯,我們必須即興發揮。

  • some of our favorite activities.

    我們最喜歡的一些活動。

  • Food was the biggest issue- a $7 budget for an entire week is ridiculously unrealistic,

    食物是最大的問題--整個星期7美元的預算是可笑的不現實的。

  • but there's ways to make it work.

    但也有辦法使其發揮作用。

  • First, I immediately forgot about eating three square meals a day.

    首先,我立即忘記了一天吃三頓正餐的事。

  • I'd eat one meal at most, and I made sure that meal is free.

    我最多隻吃一餐,而且我確保那一餐是免費的。

  • In my normal life I volunteer every week at a food kitchen for the homeless and struggling,

    在我的正常生活中,我每週都在一個為無家可歸者和掙扎者服務的食物廚房做志願者。

  • and I know that plenty of these kitchens will let volunteers eat there for free in exchange

    我知道有很多這樣的廚房會讓志願者在那裡免費用餐,作為交換。

  • for their time.

    為他們的時間。

  • It's not going to be your daily 2k recommended calories, but I at least got half of that.

    這不會是你每天推薦的2千卡路里,但我至少得到了一半的熱量。

  • The only problem was that the food kitchen was only open five days a week, which left

    唯一的問題是,食品廚房每週只開放五天,這使得

  • me with Saturday and Sunday.

    我與週六和週日。

  • It was time to buy cheap food, and you're probably already thinking about hitting up

    現在是購買廉價食品的時候了,你可能已經在考慮去打

  • a local dollar store.

    一個當地的一元店。

  • Only problem is that these stores force you to buy a minimum amount of their cheap food,

    唯一的問題是,這些商店強迫你購買最低數量的他們的廉價食品。

  • like 12 cans for $12- which was way out of my budget.

    比如12罐12美元,這超出了我的預算。

  • So instead I went to a regular store and bought eggs and a loaf of french bread.

    所以我去了一家普通商店,買了雞蛋和一條法國麵包。

  • For $2 I got a case of 18 eggs at Albertsons, and another $2 got me a loaf of freshly made

    我在Albertsons花了2美元買了一箱18個雞蛋,又花了2美元買了一塊新鮮的麵包。

  • french bread.

    法式麵包。

  • Eggs are packed with calories and nutrients, the perfect thing to get into your body for

    雞蛋含有大量的熱量和營養物質,是進入你身體的完美之物。

  • cheap.

    廉價。

  • Bread itself is quite filling, which can curb your hunger pangs.

    麵包本身是相當充實的,這可以抑制你的飢餓感。

  • Next I rode my bike to every fast food joint I could get to, and hit up their condiments

    接下來,我騎著自行車去了我能到達的每一家快餐店,並打了他們的調味品

  • section- I was after one thing: mayonnaise, and when I finally found a place with mayo

    我只追求一樣東西:蛋黃醬,當我終於找到一個有蛋黃醬的地方時

  • I grabbed a handful of packets and shoved them in my pocket.

    我抓了一把包,把它們塞進口袋。

  • Mayo is very high in calories and again good for filling you up and giving you energy.

    蛋黃醬的熱量很高,又能讓你吃飽,給你帶來能量。

  • I was already seeing my eating practices as one of my survival challenges, only this time

    我已經把我的飲食習慣看作是我的生存挑戰之一,只是這一次

  • instead of budgeting energy I was budgeting money and trying to get the most calories

    我不是在為能量做預算,而是在為金錢做預算,並試圖獲得最多的卡路里。

  • for my cash.

    為我的現金。

  • Once I got home I hard-boiled some eggs and made an egg sandwich.

    我一回到家就煮了一些雞蛋,做了一個雞蛋三明治。

  • Simple, decently delicious, and cheap.

    簡單、美味,而且便宜。

  • I still went to bed with a rumbling tummy, specially since the girlfriend had a full-on

    我還是帶著咕咕叫的肚子上床睡覺了,特別是因為女朋友有一個完整的

  • dinner since she's not part of the challenge, but hey I've gone hungry before out in the

    因為她不是挑戰賽的一部分,但我以前在外面也餓過。

  • bush.

    灌木。

  • Me and the girlfriend are pretty sick of spending time in the house, so this challenge gave

    我和女朋友都很討厭在家裡待著,所以這個挑戰給了

  • us an opportunity to get some free entertainment in.

    我們有機會獲得一些免費的娛樂。

  • We busted out our roller blades and tore up the beach boardwalk, our dog running after

    我們拿出我們的旱冰鞋,在海灘的木板路上狂奔,我們的狗跟在後面。

  • us on the leash.

    拴住了我們。

  • That was a little too energy intensive for me though since I was basically getting half

    但這對我來說有點太耗費精力了,因為我基本上得到了一半的能量。

  • the calories I normally get, so we had to take it easy after that.

    我通常得到的卡路里,所以之後我們不得不放鬆。

  • Turns out finding free things to do that are actually fun is kind of hard- because I was

    事實證明,要找到真正有趣的免費事情是有點難的,因為我是

  • budgeting gas money into any driving we did for entertainment... so we ended up driving

    我們為了娛樂而開車時,都會把汽油錢編入預算......所以我們最後還是開車了。

  • nowhere.

    杳無音信。

  • First week down and I'd spent roughly $5, with $25 to go.

    第一週下來,我大概花了5美元,還有25美元。

  • Week 2:

    第二週。

  • I can tell that I'm already feeling the effects of mild starvation.

    我可以看出,我已經感覺到輕微飢餓的影響。

  • I say mild because I am still getting roughly half of the 2k calories you need each day.

    我說溫和是因為我仍然獲得了你每天需要的2千卡路里的大約一半。

  • I feel a bit lethargic all the time, and I don't know if it's the lack of food or the

    我一直感到有點昏昏欲睡,我不知道是缺乏食物還是

  • stress over budgeting, but there's definitely dark circles growing under my eyes.

    對預算的壓力,但我的眼下肯定有黑眼圈在增長。

  • Normally the girlfriend and I exercise together, but there's no way I can keep up with her

    通常我和女朋友一起鍛鍊,但我沒有辦法跟上她的步伐。

  • anymore.

    不再是了。

  • My food kitchen idea is getting me 5 meals a week, and sometimes I even get a few snacks

    我的食品廚房的想法是讓我每週吃5頓飯,有時甚至會有一些零食。

  • or leftover fruit at the end of each 2.5 hour shift.

    或在每個2.5小時的輪班結束時吃剩的水果。

  • However, one of the nights they were full up on volunteers when I got there, so I had

    然而,有一天晚上,我到那裡時,他們的志願者已經滿了,所以我不得不

  • to provide for myself.

    來養活自己。

  • I bought more eggs and more bread, and this week I had to go through a bit extra bread

    我買了更多的雞蛋和更多的麵包,這周我不得不多吃了一點麵包

  • so I spent about $7, bringing my total to $12 in expenses.

    所以我花了大約7美元,使我的總支出達到12美元。

  • For entertainment I spent absolutely nothing.

    為了娛樂,我完全沒有花錢。

  • Instead, we played board games on Friday night and Saturday night we walked down to the beach

    相反,我們在週五晚上玩了棋盤遊戲,週六晚上我們走到了海邊。

  • and just lay there together watching the waves as our pup ran around the sand.

    我們的小狗在沙灘上跑來跑去,一起躺在那裡看海浪。

  • I'm enjoying the closeness this challenge is bringing between me and the girlfriend,

    我很享受這項挑戰在我和女友之間帶來的親密關係。

  • but I am hungry literally all the time.

    但我實際上一直都很餓。

  • Also, it's clear to me that I could never do this challenge if starting from scratch

    另外,我很清楚,如果從頭開始,我永遠無法完成這項挑戰。

  • without things like a place to live.

    沒有住處之類的東西。

  • At least not without some serious restructuring of my life.

    至少在不對我的生活進行認真調整的情況下不會。

  • Week 3:

    第三週。

  • This week I ran out of toothpaste, and I realized with a growing dread in my stomach, that I'd

    這個星期,我的牙膏用完了,我意識到,我的胃裡有一種越來越大的恐懼,我已經

  • have to pay for more if I wanted to keep practicing good dental hygiene.

    如果我想繼續保持良好的牙齒衛生,就必須支付更多費用。

  • I tried to make it last as long as possible, even cut open the tube and dipped my brush

    我試圖讓它儘可能地持續下去,甚至切開管子,用刷子蘸了一下。

  • into the remaining paste clinging to the walls of the tube.

    進入粘附在管壁上的剩餘糊狀物。

  • But eventually I had to pony up $4 for a tube of toothpaste.

    但最終我不得不拿出4美元買了一管牙膏。

  • Also, another $2 for a single roll of toilet paper.

    另外,單卷衛生紙又是2美元。

  • Yes, I am counting individual sheets at this point.

    是的,在這一點上,我正在計算個別的床單。

  • I could handle thirty days of hard boiled eggs and bread if I needed to, but I decided

    如果需要的話,我可以應付三十天的硬煮蛋和麵包,但我決定

  • to vary things a bit and got a 5 lb bag of rice for $4, along with a 5 lb bag of beans

    我想改變一下,用4美元買了一袋5磅的大米,還有一袋5磅的豆子。

  • for $6.49.

    為6.49美元。

  • That last one hurt the budget, but I could make beans and rice last a long time.

    最後一項傷害了預算,但我可以讓豆子和米飯持續很長時間。

  • I hit $29 out of my $30 budget, but luckily there were enough beans and rice to last me

    我的30美元預算打了29美元,但幸運的是,有足夠的豆子和米飯供我使用。

  • through this and next week.

    通過本週和下週。

  • Which is a good thing, because I only got 3 nights at the food kitchen this week.

    這是一件好事,因為我這周只在食品廚房待了3個晚上。

  • Since I can't drive there because I can't afford the gas, I have to bike and others

    因為我不能開車去,因為我付不起汽油費,所以我必須騎自行車和其他人一起去。

  • beat me there... even when I leave early.

    在那裡打敗我......即使我提前離開。

  • Two nights this week they were already full on volunteers, so beans and rice it was.

    本週有兩個晚上,他們的志願者已經滿了,所以就有了豆子和米飯。

  • By now I have definitely noticed a marked change in my weight.

    到現在,我肯定已經注意到我的體重有了明顯變化。

  • I've lost a whopping seven pounds in the last three weeks, and my energy is very, very low.

    在過去的三個星期裡,我的體重下降了七磅之多,而且我的精力非常、非常低。

  • I swear even my face is starting to look gaunt, and the bags under my eyes are only getting

    我發誓,連我的臉都開始變得憔悴,而我的眼袋只會越來越多。

  • worse.

    更糟糕的是。

  • The girlfriend is legitimately concerned, but I only have one week left.

    女友的擔心是合理的,但我只剩下一個星期了。

  • Week 4:

    第四周。

  • It was a good thing I bought those 5 lbs bag of beans and rice, because this week the volunteering

    好在我買了那5磅的豆子和米,因為這周的志願服務

  • situation was even worse, and I only got two nights there.

    情況更糟糕,我只在那裡住了兩晚。

  • If I could drive I could've just gone to a different kitchen and tried my luck there,

    如果我能開車,我就可以去另一個廚房,在那裡試試我的運氣。

  • but there's no money for gas.

    但沒有錢買汽油。

  • I believe that officially I've hit what's known as a starvation diet.

    我相信正式來說,我已經達到了所謂的飢餓飲食。

  • I'm definitely not getting enough calories to maintain a normal weight, and since this

    我肯定沒有得到足夠的熱量來維持正常體重,而且由於這

  • thing began I've lost ten pounds.

    事情開始後,我減了十磅。

  • My energy levels are abysmal, and even my mood's suffered.

    我的能量水準低得可憐,甚至我的情緒也受到影響。

  • Plus there's the stress of making sure that things last, so I don't have to replace them.

    另外還有壓力,要確保東西能持續使用,這樣我就不必更換它們了。

  • I even took to rinsing out paper towels and letting them dry so I could reuse them.

    我甚至採取了沖洗紙巾並讓它們變乾的做法,以便我可以重複使用它們。

  • I joked about doing the same with the toilet paper but let's just say the girlfriend wasn't

    我開玩笑說要用衛生紙做同樣的事,但我們只能說女朋友不同意。

  • having it.

    擁有它。

  • This challenge has really made me think about the plight of people in developing nations,

    這項挑戰真的讓我思考開發中國家人民的困境。

  • who really do have to live on a dollar or less a day.

    他們確實不得不靠每天一美元或更少的錢生活。

  • Now the difference between us is that on the whole, their entire lifestyle is cheaper than

    現在,我們之間的區別是,從整體上看,他們的整個生活方式要比

  • ours, and prices reflect that.

    我們的,價格也反映了這一點。

  • My five pound bag of beans would've never cost almost $7 in a remote village in Africa,

    在非洲的一個偏遠村莊,我的五磅裝豆子絕不會花費近7美元。

  • but here in America everything just costs more.

    但在美國,所有東西都更貴。

  • Which really begs the question- why?

    這真的引出了一個問題--為什麼?

  • Why is it that medicine is a fraction the cost in Mexico that it is here?

    為什麼墨西哥的醫藥費只有這裡的一小部分?

  • Why is a pair of blue jeans as much as $100 here in the US and $20 somewhere else?

    為什麼一條藍色牛仔褲在美國這裡高達100美元,而在其他地方則是20美元?

  • Because we'll pay those prices, since we have better paying jobs than people elsewhere-

    因為我們會支付這些價格,因為我們有比其他地方的人工資更高的工作------。

  • even if ironically, the value of the money we earn ends up greatly diminished because

    即使具有諷刺意味的是,我們所賺的錢的價值最終被大大削弱,因為

  • greedy corporations are jacking up prices knowing we'll pay them.

    貪婪的公司正在抬高價格,知道我們會支付他們。

  • Then in the long run we end up with a society where most 20 and 30 year olds can't afford

    那麼從長遠來看,我們最終會出現一個社會,大多數20和30歲的人都買不起

  • to rent a 1 bedroom apartment in the majority of the country.

    在全國大部分地區租一套一房間的公寓。

  • What I'm saying is the system is hella broken, but neither you or I needed this challenge

    我想說的是,這個系統是壞的,但你我都不需要這個挑戰。

  • to know that.

    要知道,。

  • I spent my last dollar this week on a Crunch bar, because it's the girlfriend's favorite.

    這周我把最後一塊錢花在了Crunch棒上,因為這是女友的最愛。

  • She teared up when she saw that I spent my last dollar on something for her and then

    當她看到我花了最後一塊錢為她買東西時,她哭了,然後

  • hugged me tight before splitting the candybar with me.

    在與我分享糖塊之前,她緊緊擁抱了我。

  • Way I figure, she suffers alongside me with these challenges, and we both just lost a

    我想,她和我一起承受著這些挑戰,而我們都剛剛失去了一個人。

  • month of our lives even if she wasn't the one living on a dollar a day.

    我們生命中的一個月,即使她不是那個每天靠一美元生活的人。

  • As far as real people living on a dollar a day, I'm grateful to be in the position I'm

    至於真正的人每天靠一美元生活,我很感激能處於我現在的位置。

  • in, but I hope one day I can work to build a world where nobody makes the sacrifices

    但我希望有一天我能夠努力建立一個沒有人做出犧牲的世界。

  • they do, because even the tiny little taste that I got was intolerable.

    他們這樣做,因為即使是我得到的那一點點味道也是無法忍受的。

  • Now go watch Living out of my car for a week challenge, or click this other video instead!

    現在去看 "離開我的車生活一週 "的挑戰,或者點擊這個其他的視頻來代替!

Over a billion people live on an average of just $1 a day, mostly in the poorest areas

超過10億人平均每天僅靠1美元生活,大部分在最貧窮的地區

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每天靠一美元生活--挑戰 (Live on $1 Dollar a Day - Challenge)

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