Sushi Is Getting More Expensive, Says ‘Sushinomics’
The cost of a California roll isn’t what it used to be.
If any college students reading this are still debating between a career in food or economics, do we have the answer for you: Sushinomics! Yes, different analysts love to track different products to get a sense of changes in living costs. One annual list looks at the price of Thanksgiving dinner. The Economist has its Big Mac Index. Deutsche Bank prefers to look at the cost of beer and cigarettes. But for the past six years, Bloomberg has decided to keep an eye on what it’s dubbed “Sushinomics” – the price of sushi rolls in 25 cities across the US.
So what does the 2017 Sushinomics Index tell us? Well, the price of sushi is going up… 2.3 percent over the past year. That’s significant seeing as inflation in general was just 0.9 percent, and even consumer prices only rose 1.9 percent over the same period. According to the annual survey which specifically looks at the average cost of California and spicy tuna rolls, expect to now pay $6.99 for one of these rolls on average at restaurants throughout the country.
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