Canadians expected to pay hundreds of dollars more for groceries in 2021

An increase of 5% from this year.

Dalhousie University has just released their 2021 Food Price Report for Canada, and the results show an increase of 5% in the cost of groceries from this year, the highest annual increase since the University started releasing this report 11 years ago. The expected yearly grocery bill for a family of four in Canada has increased to $13,907, and increase of $695.

Meat is expected to rise by 6.5%, baked goods by 5.5% and vegetables by 6.5%. The reasons for such increases include uncertainty of our food supply due to COVID-19, and the wildfires in California, where a lot of our vegetables and fruit come from.

For the complete 2021 Food Price Report, please visit the Dalhousie University website

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