Among European Union countries, Poland has the lowest meat prices, closely followed by Bulgaria, according to figures released on August 17 by EU statistics agency Eurostat.
Poland was the least expensive country for meat (about 43 per cent lower than the EU average), followed by Bulgaria (about 42 per cent lower), Eurostat said.
In 2017, Luxembourg had the highest prices for meat in the EU (more than 41 per cent higher than the EU average). Austria was next highest (around 39 per cent over the EU average).
However, the picture changes if European Economic Area countries and candidate for EU membership, also listed in the same Eurostat table, are taken into account.
In EU candidate country Albania, meat prices are lower than those in Poland, while prices in EU candidate Republic of Macedonia are slightly higher, but still lower than those in Bulgaria. In turn, in Romania meat costs a bit more than in Bulgaria, going by Eurostat’s figures.
On the full list, the highest meat prices are in Switzerland, followed by Iceland and Norway, all three ahead of Luxembourg by some considerable distance.
(Photo, of a bowl of ground beef: Angel J, via goodfreephotos.com)