A weekly grocery bill of £1,700

July 5, 2007

You’ve just finished piling the weekly shop into your trolley. You’ve been good, resisting the gourmet purchases and just buying the basics. So when the total flashes up on the till, you look quizzically at the cashier: £1,700! There must be some mistake. Well not if you’re living in Bangladesh.

New research from the British charity Save the Children, shows that if a Bangladeshi family wanted to eat a simple nutritious diet, they would have to spend three times their salary on food. That’s like the average British family – which according to official figures has an annual income of £29,000 – running up a £1,700 bill at the supermarket each week.

From the Independent- more here.

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