Food Environments Food affordability

Cost of oils and fats relative to the starchy staples in a least-cost healthy diet


Cost of the least expensive oils and fats as a multiple of the least expensive starchy staples to meet intake levels recommended in food-based dietary guidelines. Data available for 2017.


Shows the relative cost of the recommended amount per day of oils and fats compared to the recommended amount per day of starchy staples. A ratio greater than 1 indicates a high-cost food group. A ratio less than 1 indicates the food group costs less than the cost of starchy staples.