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How much money is spent on groceries in Pakistan and other countries?

PicodiAugust 16, 2023 analyst team checked the statistical data from 105 countries and calculated how much money people spend on their groceries worldwide.

Spendings on food worldwide

The collected data shows that, depending on a country, grocery spendings can vary from a few percent up to over half of consumer spending. For example, less than a tenth of spending on food and non-alcoholic beverages consumed at home can be found in countries such as the USA – 6.7%, Singapore – 8.4%, the UK – 8.7%, Ireland – 9.2% and Switzerland – 9.9%.

In this ranking, Pakistan ranked 90th out of 105 countries – food and non-alcoholic beverages make up 39.6% of spending on goods and services. This result is similar to the one in the Philippines (38.6%) and Cambodia (42.7%), but slightly worse than in India (32.1%).

Among the countries included in the ranking, the highest percentage of spending on groceries can be found in Nigeria, Myanmar and Kenya – 59%, 56.6% and 56.1% respectively.

How much money is spent on groceries in the APAC region?

The highest grocery spending in APAC can be found in Hong Kong ($306/month), followed by New Zealand ($290/month) and Japan ($288/month), which can be explained by the overall high prices in those countries.

An average Pakistani spends $32 (Rs. 9,010) monthly on groceries.

The lowest grocery spending can be found in Myanmar ($42/month), India ($37/month) and Pakistan ($32/month).

Spendings on food in the APAC region


In our report, we used the latest household food and non-alcoholic beverages consumption statistics from Euromonitor and official government websites. For currency conversion, we used the average exchange rate data from Google Finance for July 2023.

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