Cheap food

The price of food is on the rise in Portugal, but if you believe European Union studies, well then things aren’t so bad here as elsewhere.

While the Eurostat statistics bureau noted prices were higher in April – including a 15% rise in dairy products – Portugal was the EU member state with the lowest impact overall from food inflation. With an EU average of 7.1%, Portugal’s food inflation was just 3.2%, according to Eurostat. The difference is largely down to much lower prices for meat and vegetables, given that in all other categories Portugal is in line with the EU average.

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