Average Moroccan spends $62 a month on groceries

Average Moroccan spends  a month on groceries

The average Moroccan spends $62 per month in grocery stores, according to a recent report by Picodi.

The financial platform created a statistical analysis using information from more than 105 countries to determine how much each country’s residents spend on groceries.

In Africa, Morocco was ranked fifth in this regard, while Egypt took the first spot, followed by South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria.

Morocco is followed by Cote d’Ivoire, Angola, Tunisia, Ghana, Algeria, Cameroon, Uganda, Ethiopia, and Tanzania.

On average, Egyptians spend around $114 in grocery stores, while Moroccans spend $62, and Tanzanians spend $15.

According to the statistics gathered, the percentage of consumer spending that goes into groceries might vary significantly by country, from a few percent to more than half. 

For instance, in nations like the USA (6.7%), Singapore (8.4%), the UK (8.7%), Ireland (9.2%), and Switzerland (9.9%), spending on food and non-alcoholic beverages consumed at home is less than a tenth of what is spent abroad.

The Moroccan individual spent 33.9% of his total consumption expenditures, ranking 82 globally among 105 countries.

Nigeria, Myanmar, and Kenya had the greatest percentages of expenditure on groceries among the nations covered in the ranking, with 59%, 56.6%, and 56.1%.

In Middle Eastern countries, Qatari citizens spend 12.3% of their consumer spending on groceries, followed by Bahraini citizens at 13.1% and Emirati citizens at 13.6%.

The highest grocery spending in the MENA region is found in Israel ($333/month), followed by Iran ($182/month) and Saudi Arabia ($171/month), which can be attributed to the countries’ overall high pricing.

A typical Saudi spends $171 (SAR 641) a month on groceries.

Algeria ($51/month), Lebanon ($50/month), and Iraq ($48/month) have the lowest grocery spending.

Picodi’s study relies on Euromonitor and official government websites for the most recent household food and non-alcoholic beverage consumption figures. It uses Google Finance’s average exchange rate data for July 2023 to convert currencies.

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