74% Indians can’t afford a healthy diet: UN report

Meal costs in Mumbai surged by 65% over five years, outpacing salary increases of just 28%-37%.

In India, a healthy diet costs 3.066 PPP dollars per person per day, the lowest among the countries analyzed.

In India, 74% of the population could not afford a healthy diet, ranking fourth highest among the countries studied.

The expense of maintaining a nutritious diet in Asia increased by nearly 9% between 2019 and 2021, the highest across global regions.

Asia and Africa experienced the largest growth in the number of individuals unable to afford a healthy diet between 2019 and 2021.