Ireland has second highest food prices in Eurozone, new figures show

Published date29 June 2022
Publication titleDublinLive (Ireland)
All food items in Ireland cost above the EU average, with the exception of fish which was 3 per cent lower. Milk, cheese and eggs were 25 per cent higher than average, while oils and fats were 22 per cent higher and breads and cereals were 20% higher

Ireland's prices for alcoholic beverages were over double the EU average. Tobacco was 145 per cent more expensive here than the average EU country, the most expensive of the countries surveyed.

The CSO's report is based on data published by Eurostat last month and included the 27 EU member states, EFTA countries, five candidate countries and potential candidate countries.

Edel Flannery, CSO Senior Statistician in the Prices Division, said: "Looking at how the price levels of Food, Beverages, and Tobacco in Ireland compared with other European countries in 2021, Ireland was the second most expensive country in the Eurozone and third most expensive of the 27 European Union (EU27) countries for food, with prices 17 per cent...

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