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Table 2 Cost of the current and healthy diets in SA2 locations, Sydney, per household per fortnight

From: A tale of two cities: the cost, price-differential and affordability of current and healthy diets in Sydney and Canberra, Australia

SEIFA QuintileQuintile 1 (most disadvantaged)Quintile 3Quintile 5 (least disadvantaged)
Diet typeCurrent (unhealthy)Healthy (recommended)Current (unhealthy)Healthy (recommended)Current (unhealthy)Healthy (recommended)
 Mean cost (A$)SD (A$)Prop of total (%)Mean cost (A$)SD (A$)Prop of total (%)Mean cost (A$)SD (A$)Prop of total (%)Mean cost (A$)SD (A$)Prop of total (%)Mean cost (A$)SD (A$)Prop of total (%)Mean cost (A$)SD (A$)Prop of total (%)
Water, bottled15.355.23215.355.23313.884.31213.884.31216.544.93216.544.933
Fruit47.788.18755.6319.75953.643.64772.105.541254.714.97771.989.9512
Vege (& legumes)40.523.17699.929.741740.464.016102.859.561742.744.976108.2111.7917
Grain (cereal) foods46.505.227119.6021.022044.503.256110.7312.911845.073.946107.1313.6217
Meats, poultry, fish, eggs, nuts & seeds95.373.9414179.696.143193.156.3113183.4113.363198.546.3213189.1214.8331
Milk, yoghurt, cheese & alternatives45.241.836109.523.561945.742.286108.535.151848.873.276116.816.0319
Unsaturated oils and spreads1.360.2409.040.5821.270.0108.970.4911.280.0308.900.361
Artificially sweetened soft drink5.150.461   5.160.441   5.370.671   
All other discretionary choices407.1716.5058   431.6817.5559   441.7625.2759   
Total704.4424.93100588.7545.81100729.4822.45100600.4730.60100754.8849.39100618.6936.99100
Costs of different components of diet
Core food
Combined fruit & vegetables88.310.6613155.5427.902694.105.8813174.9513.452997.447.2313180.2015.7929
Discretionary food
Alcoholic drinks83.101.8512   86.124.1612   83.421.5011   
Takeaway foods121.869.1017   133.148.9218   138.925.2218   
Sugar sweetened beverages25.882.324   25.952.214   26.993.354