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Safefood study reveals the true cost of a healthy food basket in the Republic of Ireland

25 June 2015

Safefood study reveals the true cost of a healthy food basket in the Republic of Ireland                       

Low income households need to spend at least one quarter (¼) of their take home income to purchase a basket of food that would be both acceptable and healthy according to research published by Safefood.  The research found the weekly cost of a healthy food basket ranged from €66 for a single pensioner to €165 for a family of two adults and two children, with households in rural areas facing bigger food costs compared with urban households.  In a previous report, Safefood examined the true cost of a healthy food basket in Northern Ireland.

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