Prices of foodstuffs

Comparison of expensive and cheaper EU nations

Food costs around Europe are spiralling but how do countries compare to others in the continent? A study by web comparison website Compare My Mobile looked to understand how food prices vary across Europe, as the cheapest and most expensive places to buy the most popular weekly food items were revealed.

The most expensive average shopping basket full of the most common food items costs the most in Switzerland, with a weekly total of €141.06, which adds up to a whopping yearly cost of €7,335.35c.

On the other hand, Ukraine proved to be the cheapest country for the weekly shop at only €27.07 per month. The yearly cost on weekly groceries in Ukraine stood at an average of €1,407.62.

Malta’s average weekly cost on food supplies equated to €56.79, a little more than one third of the cost in Switzerland. The yearly cost of common food items in Malta stood at €2,953.03.

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The study singled out the costs of individual food items in the different countries, some of which include the prices of chicken, beef, eggs, milk, cheese, bread, potatoes, apples, oranges, bananas, coffee, cola, beer and wine.

According to the study, the cost of 1 kg of apples and banana proved to be the cheapest in the Ukraine, at a price of €0.56 and €0.97 respectively.

The price for buying the same weight in apples at the most expensive country to buy food supplies in Europe quadrupled, at €3.40 per kilogram, with bananas costing €2.63 a kilo.

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