Food Environments Food affordability

Affordability of a healthy diet: ratio of cost to food expenditures


Ratio of the cost of a healthy diet to total food expenditure per capita per day from national accounts. Data available for 2017.


Shows the cost of the lowest cost set of foods that would meet requirements for food-based dietary guidelines, in comparison to total food budget. As the ratio approaches 1, the more unaffordable the healthy diet. As the ratio approaches 0, the more affordable the healthy diet.