Food Price Comparisons Around the World

Food Price Comparisons Around the World

The average American consumer can't help but complain about food prices these days. The cost of various staples just seems to keep rising. But how does what we pay for certain items in the U.S. compare to countries around the world?

Click through our gallery as we take a look at 14 staples -- from milk to soda to rice to bread -- and compare sample U.S. prices to various other countries around the world.
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First Up: Pound of Ground Beef
Sample of U.S. Prices:
Portland, Ore.: $2.79
Little Rock, Ark.: $3.10
Los Angeles, Calif.: $5.29

Sample of World Prices:
Canada: $3.07
Germany: $4.93
Australia: $5.75
Belgium: $6.06
South Africa: $7.04
London: $9.03
Paris: $11.20
Taiwan: $11.50

Next: Milk
Sample of U.S. Prices:
Portland, Ore.: $1.99
Little Rock, Ark.: $2.33
Los Angeles, Calif.: $2.49

Sample of World Prices:
India: $0.70
Brazil: $1.02
South Africa: $1.03
Paris: $1.79
Hong Kong: $2.00
Moscow: $3.89
Canada: $3.92
Taiwan: $4.60

Next: Coffee Beans
Sample of U.S. Prices:
Portland, Ore.: $8.99
Little Rock, Ark.: $5.99
Los Angeles, Calif.: $11.19

Sample of World Prices:
Kuwait: $0.27
Brazil: $2.10
Belgium: $4.13
Hong Kong: $5.00
Paris: $7.00
Spain: $7.11
South Africa: $14.34
London: $18.26

Next: Bananas
Sample of U.S. Prices:
Portland, Ore.: $0.59
Little Rock, Ark.: $0.64
Los Angeles, Calif.: $1.60

Sample of World Prices:
Brazil: $0.25
Belgium: $0.49
Hong Kong: $0.50
Canada: $0.68
Kuwait: $0.94
Germany: $1.42
South Africa: $1.99
Paris: $2.68

Next: White Bread
Sample of U.S. Prices:
Portland, Ore.: $1.79
Little Rock, Ark.: $1.97
Los Angeles, Calif.: $2.29

Sample of World Prices:
India: $0.28
London: $0.74
Moscow: $0.77
Brazil: $1.17
South Africa: $1.27
Germany: $2.50
Australia: $4.22
Spain: $6.23

Next: Whole Chicken
Sample of U.S. Prices:
Portland, Ore.: $1.59
Little Rock, Ark.: $0.88
Los Angeles, Calif.: $1.59

Sample of World Prices:
Kuwait: $2.01
Spain: $2.03
Hong Kong: $2.50
Taiwan: $2.92
Brazil: $3.79
South Africa: $3.85
Germany: $6.00
Paris: $6.37

Next: Dozen Eggs
Sample of U.S. Prices:
Portland, Ore.: $2.29
Little Rock, Ark.: $1.00
Los Angeles, Calif.: $5.99

Sample of World Prices:
India: $0.39
Brazil: $0.84
Hong Kong: $1.80
Kuwait: $2.33
Moscow: $3.39
Belgium: $4.09
Australia: $4.80
London: $5.28

Next: Lettuce
Sample of U.S. Prices:
Portland, Ore.: $1.39
Little Rock, Ark.: $1.34
Los Angeles, Calif.: $1.79

Sample of World Prices:
Brazil: $0.43
Canada: $1.47
Germany: $1.56
London: $1.58
Moscow: $1.88
Australia: $1.97
Paris: $3.07
Kuwait: $4.52

Next: Dry Pasta
Sample of U.S. Prices:
Portland, Ore.: $1.09
Little Rock, Ark.: $1.26
Los Angeles, Calif.: $1.25

Sample of World Prices:
Brazil: $0.38
Kuwait: $0.95
Germany: $1.14
Hong Kong: $1.30
Taiwan: $2.30
Spain: $2.36
Moscow: $2.45
South Africa: $3.98

Next: Potatoes
Sample of U.S. Prices:
Portland, Ore.: $0.99
Little Rock, Ark.: $1.18
Los Angeles, Calif.: $2.25

Sample of World Prices:
Brazil: $0.89
Taiwan: $1.00
Australia: $1.42
Kuwait: $1.91
London: $2.31
South Africa: $2.65
Moscow: $4.45
Paris: $5.00

Next: White Rice
Sample of U.S. Prices:
Portland, Ore.: $0.87
Little Rock, Ark.: $1.85
Los Angeles, Calif.: $2.09

Sample of World Prices:
Kuwait: $0.64
Australia: $0.67
Brazil: $0.76
Hong Kong: $0.90
Taiwan: $1.00
South Africa: $2.26
Germany: $2.49
Spain: $3.57

Next: Cheerios
Sample of U.S. Prices:
Portland, Ore.: $2.14
Little Rock, Ark.: $3.12
Los Angeles, Calif.: $4.19

Sample of World Prices:
Germany: $1.23
Spain: $2.92
Taiwan: $3.08
South Africa: $3.08
London: $3.60
Moscow: $3.73
Australia: $3.83
Kuwait: $4.27

Next: Coca-Cola
Sample of U.S. Prices:
Portland, Ore.: $1.89
Little Rock, Ark.: $1.48
Los Angeles, Calif.: $1.00

Sample of World Prices:
South Africa: $0.78
India: $1.17
Hong Kong: $1.30
London: $2.07
Spain: $2.19
Paris: $2.99
Australia: $3.32
Germany: $4.06

Next: Gasoline
Sample of U.S. Prices:
Portland, Ore.: $4.19
Little Rock, Ark.: $3.94
Los Angeles, Calif.: $4.39

Sample of World Prices:
Kuwait: $0.78
India: $1.33
Moscow: $2.10
South Africa: $2.62
London: $5.79
Hong Kong: $8.30
Belgium: $9.27
Germany: $11.26

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