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Switzerland most expensive for meat

Switzerland has the world’s most expensive meat according to a survey compiled by Caterwings in Germany. The survey, which looks at meat prices in 52 countries, ranks Swiss prices at the top across all meat categories.


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On average, Swiss shoppers pay 142% more than the average across all meat categories.

Chicken, the meat with the highest price premium, is 222% more expensive in Switzerland than the average. Next are lamb (+174%), beef (+149%), pork (+115%) and fish (+49%).

As expected meat consumption in Switzerland is far from the the top. At 75 kilograms per person a year (26th), Swiss are well behind Australians (112 kg), the leaders. The country consuming the least is India (4 kg). Americans come in 17th with 84 kg a year, according to the company.

The ranking also has an affordability measure: the number of hours required to buy a kilogram of meat. On this measure Switzerland scores better. Someone on a minimum wage in Switzerland needs to work 1:40 to buy a kilogram of chicken, a rank of 24th out of 52. A kilogram of beef requires 3:10 of toil (36th), a kilogram of fish 2:10 (44th), a kilogram of pork 2:00 (30th) and a kilogram of lamb 3:40 (32nd).

Neigbouring France (11th) and Germany (20th) were far less expensive. France is 31% above average across all meats and Germany 10% higher.


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