Overview of Edmonton Nutritious Food Basket Prices: 2008

 
 
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Average Weekly Cost of Edmonton Nutritious Food Basket - 2008 (*),(r)

 
Age-Gender
Group
 
Dairy
Products
 
Eggs
Meat,
Poultry &
Fish
 
Meat
Alternatives
Cereal &
Bakery
Products
Citrus
Fruits &
Tomatoes
 
Other
Fruits
 
Potatoes
Other
Vegetables
Fats &
Oils
Sugars & Other Sweets
Total
Weekly
Cost(a)
(Dollars per Week)
Child
1 year
6.12
0.36
1.87
0.20
3.27
0.50
2.01
0.84
1.39
0.62
0.22
17.41
2-3 years
5.25
0.36
2.34
0.20
4.79
0.53
2.01
0.84
1.39
0.93
0.22
18.86
4-6 years
6.56
0.55
2.81
0.40
6.97
1.32
2.23
1.16
1.53
1.24
0.55
25.31
Boy
7-9 years
5.25
0.55
5.15
0.40
8.71
1.32
2.45
1.47
3.06
1.87
0.55
30.78
10-12 years
7.87
0.55
7.02
0.40
9.58
1.98
3.23
1.53
3.06
1.87
0.77
37.86
13-15 years
9.62
0.55
9.36
0.79
10.02
1.98
3.23
1.90
4.17
1.87
0.77
44.26
16-18 years
8.31
0.55
14.98
0.79
12.20
1.98
3.90
2.21
4.17
2.18
0.77
52.04
Girl
7-9 years
6.12
0.55
4.68
0.79
6.53
1.85
2.45
1.26
3.06
1.24
0.55
29.10
10-12 years
9.09
0.55
4.68
0.79
7.62
1.98
3.34
1.26
3.06
1.24
0.55
34.18
13-15 years
8.74
0.55
5.62
0.79
8.28
2.11
3.34
1.37
4.17
1.24
0.55
36.78
16-18 years
6.12
0.55
7.49
0.79
7.41
2.11
3.34
1.37
4.17
1.24
0.55
35.15
Man
19-24 years
6.12
0.55
15.45
0.99
10.89
2.11
3.90
2.21
4.17
2.18
0.77
49.35
25-49 years
6.12
0.55
15.45
0.79
9.37
2.11
3.90
2.21
4.59
1.87
0.55
47.51
50-74 years
6.12
0.55
13.58
0.79
7.41
2.11
3.90
1.84
4.59
1.24
0.44
42.58
75+ years
6.12
0.55
11.24
0.79
6.53
2.11
3.90
1.05
4.59
0.93
0.44
38.27
Woman
19-24 years
6.12
0.55
8.43
0.79
7.19
2.11
3.34
1.58
4.17
1.24
0.44
35.97
25-49 years
6.12
0.55
7.96
0.79
6.10
2.11
3.34
1.05
4.59
0.93
0.44
34.00
50-74 years
6.12
0.55
7.96
0.79
5.44
2.11
3.34
1.05
4.59
0.93
0.33
33.23
75+ years
6.12
0.55
7.96
0.60
5.23
2.11
3.34
1.05
4.17
0.93
0.22
32.29
Pregnancy(b,c)
    Trimester 1
10.06
0.55
6.55
0.60
6.32
3.17
3.34
1.05
4.59
0.93
0.22
37.38
    Trimester 2
10.93
0.55
7.02
0.60
7.19
3.17
3.34
1.26
4.59
0.93
0.22
39.81
    Trimester 3
10.93
0.55
7.02
0.60
7.19
3.17
3.34
1.26
4.59
0.93
0.22
39.81
Lactation(c)
10.93
0.55
7.02
0.60
7.84
3.17
3.34
1.26
4.59
1.24
0.22
40.77
Family of Four(d)
27.98
2.19
37.46
3.18
32.02
8.06
12.93
6.43
16.42
5.91
2.30
154.87
(*) Based, in part, on Health Canada's - National Nutritious Food Basket 1998 & Statistics Canada's - Family Food Expenditure Survey 2001.
(r) Revised
(a) Add 10% to Total Weekly Average Cost to cover condiments, baking supplies, tea, coffee, soft drinks, etc. and iron supplement for pregnant women.
(b) A daily iron supplement is required for pregnant women.
(c) Based on the requirements of women 25-49 years old.
(d) Composed of a man (25-49 years), a woman (25-49 years), a boy (13-15 years) and a girl (7-9 years).

Note: Due to rounding, totals may not add up.
Source: Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, Economics and Competitiveness Division, Statistics and Data Development Branch. For additional information please phone: 780-427-4011.
Note to Users: The contents of this document may not be used or reproduced without properly accrediting Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, Economics and Competitiveness Division, Statistics and Data Development Branch.

Average Weekly Cost ($) for Family of Four(a), Edmonton - 2008 (*),(r)

Month
Dairy
Products
Eggs
Meat,
Poultry &
Fish
 Meat
Alternatives
Cereal &
Bakery
Products
Citrus
Fruits &
Tomatoes
 Other
Fruits
 
Potatoes
Other
Vegetables
 Fats &
Oils
Sugars &
Other
Sweets
Total
Weekly
Cost (b)
January
27.01
2.09
35.11
3.02
29.48
6.92
11.41
5.36
15.15
5.59
2.23
143.37
February
26.92
2.13
35.06
2.97
28.53
7.30
10.88
5.24
14.09
5.59
2.26
140.98
March
26.98
2.12
35.87
3.03
29.19
6.97
12.18
5.24
14.66
5.80
2.23
144.26
April
27.52
2.13
35.86
2.96
30.85
7.52
11.67
5.19
15.35
5.85
2.26
147.16
May
27.80
2.15
37.01
3.12
32.23
7.73
12.85
5.44
16.52
5.96
2.35
153.15
June
27.56
2.18
37.40
3.33
32.07
8.19
12.86
5.75
16.93
5.62
2.26
154.16
July
28.45
2.18
37.83
3.14
33.46
8.17
13.55
7.19
16.69
5.90
2.30
158.88
August
29.18
2.24
38.83
3.35
33.65
8.44
14.43
8.25
16.29
5.89
2.30
162.84
September
29.16
2.25
38.84
3.26
33.32
7.88
15.05
7.77
16.79
6.02
2.30
162.63
October
28.53
2.25
39.14
3.31
33.14
8.68
13.71
7.39
17.75
6.29
2.31
162.50
November
28.28
2.28
38.45
3.21
34.22
9.37
12.89
7.20
18.89
6.21
2.39
163.39
December
28.39
2.28
40.09
3.43
34.07
9.50
13.72
7.09
17.95
6.22
2.40
165.14
Average 2008
27.98
2.19
37.46
3.18
32.02
8.06
12.93
6.43
16.42
5.91
2.30
154.87

(*) Based, in part, on Health Canada's - National Nutritious Food Basket 1998 & Statistics Canada's - Family Food Expenditure Survey 2001.
(r) Revised
(a) Composed of a man (25-49 years), a woman (25-49 years), a boy (13-15 years) and a girl (7-9 years).
(b) Add 10% to Total Weekly Average Cost to cover condiments, baking supplies, tea, coffee, soft drinks, etc. and iron supplement for pregnant women.

Note: Due to rounding, totals may not add up.
Source: Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, Economics and Competitiveness Division, Statistics and Data Development Branch.
For additional information please phone: 780-427-4011.
Note to Users: The contents of this document may not be used or reproduced without properly accrediting Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development,
Economics and Competitiveness Division, Statistics and Data Development Branch.

Graphs:

Weekly Average Cost for a Family of Four

Total Weekly Average Cost by Age/Gender Group

 
 
 
 

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