Food Environments Food affordability

Affordability of an energy sufficient diet: ratio of cost to food expenditures


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


Shows the cost of adequate dietary energy from the cheapest single starchy staple food, in comparison to total food budget. As the ratio approaches 1, the more unaffordable the energy sufficient diet. As the ratio approaches 0, the more affordable the energy sufficient diet.