Id say its the big cities in the US. NYC, LA, Portland, Philadelphia etc.
Im sitting here now finishing the last of a 7$ for a 40lb of conventional Costa Rican bananas that taste better than 90% of the organic bananas we get in Australia. Conventional bananas in Australia are 7$ a lb in the big cities with organic bananas around 11$ a lb right now due to a shortage (there is no real shortage though, the industry has just made it up from what I hear from the insiders)
Here is a website that sells Vita Mix blenders at the CHEAPEST price in Australia.
Thats around 948$US.
I just ordered one for 400$US here in NYC lol!
Sure its easy to be a health and fitness person in Australia if you REALLY want it but in the USA its like playing baseball with basketballs. You just cant miss when you swing for it.
Can't you grow banana's where you're at in OZ?
I'm so SHOCKED to hear about the high prices of organic fruit in Australia in recent posts. I'm also cracking up: I'm currently doing everything I can to shift my lifestyle to a situation in which I'm picking and eating my own tropical fruit for free, or paying second or third world prices for it, because I'm sick of spending so much money on fruit here in the US!
DR, I think I saw a video in which you were impressed with prices at Union Square Whole Foods in NYC... here in the states we joke by calling the store "Whole Paycheck" instead. I only shop there as a last resort, I think the prices there are outrageous.
Here in Bay Area California, I get 3 organic Hawaiian papayas, 3 mangoes, or 5 lbs. of organic bananas for a dollar. I just raid the discount produce rack, or Chinatown, where all the riper fruit is sold cheaper to get rid of it.
Wow.. good to know. I guess Americans likely spend a much smaller portion of their earnings on food...
It's all relative. Look at the price of meat/milk/cheese.... amazingly low.... :((
No excuses I guess... from a monetary perspective....