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Around the world: frozen cauliflower


I wasn’t sure if I should post this one or not because either I haven’t had enough sleep or Yisrael HaYom has trouble with math.  Today’s comparison is for 800 grams of frozen cauliflower.  The prices are:

  1. US- 800 grams- 0.97 dollars=5.80 shekels
  2. England- 800 grams- 2.82 pounds=10.96 shekels
  3. Israel- 800 grams- 24.10 shekels

Those prices seem pretty outrageous, but then the article continues to say something different:

  1. US- 567 grams- 2 dollars
  2. Britain- 900 grams- 1.1 pounds

So which is it? Why would 900 grams be 1.1 pounds and 800 grams be 2.82 pounds???  Obviously, the comparisons with Israel are much less exciting with the second set of numbers.

The mathematics get even more complicated, however, when Yisrael HaYom states that the price in Israel is 2.19 times higher than the price in the US and 4.1 times higher than the British price.  That isn’t valid for the original set of numbers but only for the second (barely).   Yellow journalism? Sleep deprivation?  You decide.


Around the world: whole wheat pita

This one was quite surprising.  Not only is the price in the US much higher than anywhere else, but the size of the packages makes the difference even more exaggerated- 396.9 grams in the US and 510 grams in England.  Any thoughts?


Around the world: The price of spreading

Today we are checking out 200 grams of margarine, which is significantly cheaper in the US and England.  The author states that there may be several reasons for this difference: (1) we have an 18% sales tax on margarine and (2) there are generic brands of margarine in the US/UK and not in Israel.

IMG_3360.JPGYisrael HaYom, 26 Nov 2014


Strawberry prices around the world

Yisrael HaYom has a cute item in the paper comparing prices of different items in the US, UK and Israel.  Most of the time, Israel does not come out the cheapest, but sometimes we do:


500 grams of strawberries costs 15 shekels, in Israel, 22.16 shekels in England, and 19.36 shekels in the US.

Which one tastes the best? I will leave that for you to decide.

Source– Yisrael HaYom, 22 Dec 2013


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