Food costs to rise up to 3.5% in 2019

Food costs to rise up to 3.5% in 2019

The average Canadian family will pay about $400 more for groceries and roughly $150 more for dining out next year, an annual food price report predicts.

Food prices will rise between 1.5 to 3.5 per cent in 2019, according to the report from researchers at the University of Guelph and Dalhousie University. That means the average family of four will spend $12,157 next year โ€” up $411 from 2018.

Vegetables will see the biggest price jumps โ€” between four and six per cent for the category, according to the report.