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Table 3 Cost of the current and healthy diets in SA2 locations, Canberra, 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, bottled19.565.24319.565.24319.781.40319.781.40321.312.74321.312.743
Fruit57.273.11872.657.331257.495.26875.937.991260.579.57881.869.5513
Vege (& legumes)40.400.895103.453.961740.064.355103.3810.631740.914.225105.2613.5017
Grain (cereal) foods47.584.686114.5311.391847.175.486114.5812.361847.015.446112.4612.1318
Meats, poultry, fish, eggs, nuts & seeds95.013.6212186.323.93097.285.5213190.1113.293095.3710.3712185.901.1830
Milk, yoghurt, cheese & alternatives52.264.367120.1011.11949.263.017113.343.651849.542.226113.355.8718
Unsaturated oils and spreads1.250.3209.010.311 0.1908.710.6611.250.1709.230.751
Artificially sweetened soft drink5.490.381   5.350.011   5.480.371   
All other discretionary choices444.0827.658   435.2236.3158   446.5130.9758   
Total762.9036.6100625.6216.53100752.7848.47100625.8336.26100767.9553.74100629.3749.39100
Costs of different components of diet
Core food
Combined fruit & vegetables97.673.1413176.1110.652897.558.0713179.3114.6729101.4813.0913187.1321.3830
Discretionary food
Alcoholic drinks89.315.5412   87.412.3512   91.384.8012   
Takeaway foods126.285.2917   119.060.9716   126.373.9216   
Sugar sweetened beverages27.571.914   26.860.054   27.541.844