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Food prices in Hungary 79% of EU average

Food prices in Hungary, at purchasing power parity and adjusted for exchange rates, were 79% of the average for the EU-27 in 2009, a report published by Eurostat on Monday shows.

Food prices in neighboring Slovakia were 81% of the EU average and in the Czech Republic they were 75% of the average. Food price were far cheaper in Romania, at 66% of the EU average, and in Poland: at 64% of the average, the cheapest prices in Europe.

In a breakdown by foodstuff, bread prices in Hungary were 71% of the EU average and meat prices were 72%, but dairy products were 89% of the average. The price of tobacco was just 51% of the average, making cigarettes in Hungary among the cheapest in the EU. The price of alcohol was 84% of the average, but in neighboring Romania the price was 70% of the average, the cheapest in the EU. (MTI-Econews)