Food

Tasty treats come at a price

Food prices in Singapore have indeed increased - with the index up by 6.8 percentage points from 2014, according to the consumer price index generated by the Singapore Department of Statistics.
Food prices in Singapore have indeed increased - with the index up by 6.8 percentage points from 2014, according to the consumer price index generated by the Singapore Department of Statistics.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

Madam Seri Amalia, 31, a staff nurse, says a meal at a foodcourt for three adults and two children can cost around $60.

Five years ago, this might have been $40 instead, she says.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 19, 2018, with the headline 'Tasty treats come at a price'. Subscribe