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Table 2 Consumer prices for food items (LBP/Kg; $1 is approximately LBP1, 500)

From: The impact of food price increases on nutrient intake in Lebanon

Food item Price in 2004 Price in 2008 Change
White Arabic bread 1,000 1,339 34%
Rice 3,000 4,000 33%
Fresh cow meat 8,710 10,168 17%
Fresh chicken meat 3,337 4,386 31%
Fresh milk 987 972 −2%
Powdered milk 591 827 40%
Labneh (dried yoghurt) 3,941 5,478 39%
Yoghurt 2,230 3,078 38%
White cheese 5,228 7,162 37%
Orange 1,367 1,685 23%
Banana 1,325 1,344 1%
Apple 1,634 2,027 24%
Watermelon 824 963 17%
Lettuce 802 929 16%
Tomato 1,112 1,352 22%
Cucumber 1,051 1,312 25%
Potato 716 1,012 41%
  1. Source: Ministry of Agriculture, 2011.