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Table 3 Comparison of the average (SD) cost in New Zealand dollars of two-weekly standard healthy and current, less healthy dietsa for the total New Zealand population for different pricing and policy scenarios

From: Modelling the cost differential between healthy and current diets: the New Zealand case study

  Healthy diet Current diet
Prices scenarios
 Non-discount prices only $730.0 (75.8) $700.2 (52.0)
 Discount prices included $716.4 (73.0) $688.9 (48.4)
 Prices for branded products only $739.4 (73.6) $712.4 (48.9)
 Prices for generic products included $706.0 (75.5) $681.9 (48.9)
 Fruit and vegetables from supermarkets $738.5 (73.8) $692.7 (48.9)
 Fruit and vegetables from fresh produce stores $706.3 (74.2) $691.6 (47.7)
Policy scenarios
 Leaving GST off fresh fruit and vegetablesa $681.5 (72.2) $671.0 (43.3)
 Leaving GST off fresh fruit and vegetables and a 20% soda taxa $681.5 (72.2) $676.1 (43.5)
  1. SD standard deviation, GST Goods and Services Tax
  2. aNo alcohol, takeaways or discretionary foods in the healthy diet; takeaways and discretionary foods included in the current diet