Article by: Hari Yellina
According to the most recent study conducted by Numbeo, an online database of user-provided data on the cost of living, and collected by Picodi, in a comparison of 98 countries, fruit and vegetable prices have increased significantly in recent months due to inflation, but they haven’t increased at the same rate worldwide. For instance, a kilogramme of tomatoes costs €1.63 on average in Spain. Spain thus came in at number 63 in terms of tomato prices. Germany (€1.40/kg) and Portugal (€1.46/kg) both have lower tomato prices. Their cost rises to €5/kg in Japan.
According to the survey, Egypt and India have the lowest tomato pricing, with each kilogramme costing less than one euro. This is not surprising given that these two nations are among the top producers of this fruit and vegetable. With a €1.16/kg average potato price, Spain is ranked 65th overall. In various Latin American nations, Portugal, and China, this vegetable can be purchased for less than one euro. In contrast, the cost of potatoes is over three times greater in Puerto Rico, South Korea, and Japan than it is in Spain (€2.85/kg, €3/kg, and €3.08/kg, respectively). Spain, with a price of €1.15/kg, is in the costliest half of the categorisation in terms of onion costs, according to the survey.
Portugal (€1.02/kg), Ecuador (€0.99/kg), Vietnam (€0.88/kg), and Hungary (€0.83/kg) all offer cheaper onion prices. The average cost of lettuce in Spain, which ranks 57th out of 98 nations examined, is less than one euro per unit. Uzbekistan ($0.22/kg), Egypt ($0.25/kg), Nepal ($0.26/kg), Pakistan ($0.27/kg), and Tunisia ($0.27/kg) had the lowest prices for this vegetable. The greatest prices, however, are paid in Iceland, Puerto Rico, and Norway, each for roughly €2.20/kg. According to the study’s findings, Switzerland, Puerto Rico, South Korea, and Japan have the highest vegetable prices worldwide.