Have you ever wondered how many little things we carry in our wallets? In order to showcase the diversity of styles among them, SavingSpot (also known as CashNetUSA) has undertaken a project that captures the many items these participating characters from 16 countries carry with them on a daily basis.

According to project organizers, questions asked to the participants led them to see how much can be learned about life in different locations around the world, all from the contents of a person’s wallet.

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Irina (27) – Rostov-on-Don, Russia

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“I like that my wallet looks good and is new. I don’t like things with flaws. It is basically about optical appearance.”

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We can see a lot of cards in Irina’s fresh looking wallet. She has two credit cards and loyalty cards for Sneshnaya Koroleva and Ikea. She gets paid in both cash and bank transfer and likes to keep change on her. However, she prefers to use her debit card when buying items. Irina keeps a tidy wallet, with only what she needs day to day.

Priya (27) – Oklahoma City, USA

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“My favorite thing about my wallet is its compact size. I never have to fumble around to try and find the card I need, they are all neatly stacked up against one another.”

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Priya likes to keep it down to the bare essentials. She has a very simple, small leather wallet, so there is no room for anything sentimental. She has a little bit of cash and her two credit cards. She has no loyalty cards and doesn‘t keep old receipts in here. She does have a couple of hair ties though, along with a pair of earrings just for emergencies.

Andrea (32) – Milan, Italy

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Andrea carries a classic Italian leather wallet. Although a keen photographer (as the trusty SD card proves), Andrea prefers to carry small gifts as mementos of his loved ones as opposed to photos of them. There’s also a distinct lack of credit or debit cards in Andrea’s wallet, as he prefers to stick with cash or his prepaid PostePay card.

Anastasiya (34) – Kharkov, Ukraine

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Anastasiya goes for a standard small leather wallet and it contains everything that she needs. She likes to carry cash, but also has 4 credit cards. Despite the credit cards, she prefers to use her debit card to buy things. She has no gift cards but she does carry loyalty cards for the gas station and car wash. You won‘t find any photos or receipts in here, it‘s essentials only.

Anastasia (18) – Hamilton, Canada

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Anastasia has a nice roomy wallet. But despite the fact that it has plenty of space, you won‘t find it filled with photos or receipts. She tells us she never uses the ATM and has no credit cards. As a keen student, she carries her university pass and a public library card. She also has a grocery store loyalty card and gift cards for MAC cosmetics and Tim Hortons.

Emre (21) – Izmir, Turkey

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“My wallet has a minimal, but useful design.”

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Emre doesn’t carry photos of his family or friends, instead, the only photo in his wallet is a passport-sized photo of himself. We can see a bunch of different IDs in there and a sim card. He has no need for loyalty cards and doesn’t keep old receipts in his wallet. He keeps some cash on him although he prefers to use his credit card when paying for things.

Jayson (36) – Tampere, Finland

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“The wallet itself is the last item I got from my mum, then she passed away. So the wallet means a lot to me.”

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Jayson only has a couple of coins in his wallet, preferring to use his debit cards to pay for items. He’s a proud pet owner and carries around a photo of his dog. He has some receipts and a business card for Natura Siberica, a wild herbs and cosmetics company. As a keen photographer, he also has some business cards ready to hand out to potential clients.

Vivek (27) – Chennai, India

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Vivek uses the ATM at least twice a day, so it‘s good that he lives close to one. He keeps a bunch of different ID and bank cards in his wallet, alongside some cash which is his preferred method of payment. Like many of the photographers in our list, he always carries around a spare SD card as well as some business cards.

Ashley (47) – El Valle del Espiritu Santo, Venezuela

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“My favorite things in my wallet are the pictures of my wife and daughter.”

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Ashley has by far the fullest wallet so far, so it‘s good he has plenty of room in there. Clearly, the photos of his wife and daughter are the most important items, they sit alongside a whole bunch of different IDs and a loyalty card for the pharmacy. He has 3 credit cards and 3 debit cards, preferring to use his credit card over cash when making purchases.

Filip (23) – Prilep, Macedonia

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Filip is another fan of the standard leather wallet here. Despite having cash in two different currencies, Filip uses his debit card most often to buy items. In addition to the debit card, he also has 3 credit cards and his driver’s license. But his most treasured items in his wallet are the pictures of his friends and cousins graduating.

Molly (24) – Manchester, UK

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“I like the size of my wallet and that it has all these useful compartments.”

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Molly doesn‘t have credit cards but has a couple of debit cards and a nice chunk of change, although she most often uses debit cards in the shops. She has a pharmacy loyalty card and an all-important, blood donor card. She keeps some receipts in her wallet, including a bus ticket and a bar receipt. She also keeps a couple of hair clips in there, just in case.

Joyce (32) – Tagaytay City, Philippines

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“My favorite item in my wallet would be the letter that I have from years ago.”

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Joyce opts for a classic looking purse. Although she has a couple of debit cards, she gets paid in cash and usually uses this to pay for items. Which is why her purse is often full of receipts. She has her ID in there, but doesn’t keep much else inside, except for her most prized possession — a hand-written letter from a loved one.

Gerard (58) – Lima, Peru

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“It was designed by a Peruvian designer whose brand is considered high end.”

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Gerard likes to carry a picture of Jesus in his stylish Peruvian designer wallet. His loyalty card for Wong is an item he uses often and sits alongside his ID, bank cards and Medical Care card. Gerard takes money out of the ATM five times a week, but ultimately prefers to use his debit card when buying items. The old receipts he keeps in his wallet are all for swimming classes.

Amer (22) – Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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“I don‘t like wallets that don‘t have a dedicated coin department.”

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Amer doesn‘t carry photos around with him, in fact he doesn’t like to carry very much at all. One of the few items he does keep around is a loyalty card for a sports store. Amer gets paid in cash so doesn’t use an ATM very often, sometimes just once a month. Amer always has some cash on him, as he prefers this method of payment. Amer thinks it’s important to keep all his coins in their own compartment.

Manzeel (30) Kathmandu, Nepal

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“I love the different compartments in my purse where I can hold all of my important cards.”

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Manzeel opts for a nicely compartmentalized wallet, with plenty of space for his cash and cards. He prefers to use his debit cards to pay for his things and doesn’t own a credit card. Apart from these cards and a loyalty card for Buddha Air, Manzeel doesn’t carry much. Manzeel likes to keep his wallet clean and organized, so he doesn’t carry any non-essentials.

Povilas (29) Vilnius, Lithuania

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“My favorite thing is that my wallet is still with me and I haven’t lost it through all these years”

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Povilas has had his wallet for a number of years, as can be seen by it’s well-worn look. However, the rugged outside hides a very clean and tidy interior holding only carefully curated essentials. Povilas carries €100 ($112) in his wallet, but surprisingly, rarely uses cash preferring to pay for things with his debit card. In fact, he usually only visits an ATM once a month, so that cash must have been in his wallet for a while.