04.07.2011 02.Tammus, 5771
Consumer food prices climbed 30% in five years
Inflation was 16% and salaries barely rose, but average cost of a home-cooked meal up by 30% over past five years; rise in products including eggs and milk.
Israeli consumers may have gone to war against cottage cheese prices, which rose tens of percent over the past few years; but cottage is far from the only staple that rose in price – and many other food products have seen their prices climb even faster.
The average cost of a plain home-cooked meal has risen some 30% over the past five years, and that includes products still under price supervision such as eggs and milk….