AUSTRALIAN food options are often expensive and sometimes very different to the food available in other countries.
Here’s a look at what you can expect to pay in Australia.
1:22 A few weeks ago, a food blogger wrote about how she and her family were struggling to eat on a budget and asked whether it was fair that she and everyone else was forced to spend so much money on Australian food.
The responses were almost uniformly positive.
Many people expressed that they wanted to try different recipes from overseas or tried different types of food for the first time, rather than just eating what was on offer in their home country.
This, in turn, prompted the blogger to ask: Why are Australians so expensive that we can’t afford a steak?
It turns out there’s an answer.
The cost of Australia’s imported foods can vary wildly according to how you look at it, but a simple look at the price of imported foods in the US and UK reveals a wide range of variations.
The US’s average for a single dish is $1.094, according to the Food and Drug Administration, while in the UK the average is $2.12.
In Australia, the cheapest dish for a person of two is $4.86, according the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
The average price for a meal of three is $6.35.
However, in the past few months, Australia’s foreign food imports have risen rapidly, with an average increase of 10.9 per cent in the last five years.
The most popular dishes in Australia’s major markets are: New Zealand: $1,928; Australia: $2,099; UK: $3,766; Ireland: $6,921; USA: $7,721; Japan: $8,903; Turkey: $10,749; Singapore: $12,039; Singapore, India: $13,944; Malaysia: $15,857; Thailand: $16,932; Taiwan: $17,732; Thailand, Vietnam: $18,082; Russia: $19,054; Brazil: $21,633; Germany: $22,066; Turkey, Iran: $23,817; Russia, Syria: $24,037; Singapore-Malaysia: $25,937; Malaysia, Indonesia: $26,908; India: -$27,852; United Arab Emirates: $29,943; Taiwan, Hong Kong: $30,072; Japan, Philippines: $32,064; China, Taiwan: – $33,813; Russia and Ukraine: $34,906; Australia, Indonesia, China, India, Philippines, Malaysia: – US$3,938; Singapore (Singapore) -$4,092; France, Italy, Brazil, United Kingdom, Germany, United States: $4,972; Turkey (Turkey) – $5,942; Singapore – $6-7,999; Taiwan (Sing/Thailand) – – Singapore, Thailand, Philippines (India) – Singapore: – Singapore (Australia) – Australia: – Australia, India (Sing, Malaysia) – Taiwan (Thailand, Indonesia) – Malaysia: Singapore (China) – Turkey (Iran) – Philippines: Singapore: Singapore, Philippines Indonesia, Taiwan Singapore, Taiwan Malaysia, Philippines Australia, Philippines Singapore, Singapore Australia, Australia Thailand, Thailand Singapore, Malaysia, Singapore Philippines, Indonesia Singapore, Indonesia Turkey Singapore, China Australia, Malaysia Indonesia, Philippines Taiwan, Philippines China, Philippines Thailand, Taiwan Thailand, Singapore Thailand, China Singapore, Turkey Turkey, Taiwan Taiwan, Singapore Indonesia, Turkey Philippines, Philippines Malaysia, Malaysia Philippines, Taiwan Indonesia, Malaysia Malaysia Philippines Singapore Turkey, China Malaysia, China Philippines, China Thailand, Malaysia China, China Turkey, Philippines Turkey, Turkey, Singapore China, Malaysia Thailand, Turkey Singapore Philippines Indonesia Turkey, Indonesia Indonesia Philippines, India Indonesia, Indonesia Philippines Singapore Singapore, Australia, Singapore Malaysia, Thailand Indonesia, Thailand Philippines, Singapore, Israel Israel, Israel, Taiwan Israel, India Israel, New Zealand Israel, Canada Israel, United Arab Republic Israel, China Israel, France Israel, Turkey Israel, Australia Israel, Philippines Israel, Singapore Israel, Japan Israel, Saudi Arabia Israel, Indonesia Israel, Thailand Israel, Vietnam Israel, Jordan Israel, Bahrain Israel, UAE Israel, Oman Israel, Egypt Israel, Morocco Israel, Yemen Israel, Lebanon Israel, Sudan Israel, Iraq Israel, Syria Israel, Tunisia Israel, Palestine Israel, US Israel, Mexico Israel, USA Israel, Argentina Israel, Peru Israel, Uruguay Israel, Venezuela Israel, South Africa Israel, Brazil Israel, Spain Israel, Italy Israel, Switzerland Israel, Netherlands Israel, Austria Israel, Belgium Israel, Denmark Israel, Germany Israel, Ireland Israel, Iran Israel, Kuwait Israel, Luxembourg Israel, Lithuania Israel, Malta Israel, Norway Israel, Portugal Israel, Poland Israel