Caterwings said the consumption has come down to 58.6kg per person with the average price $6.54 (R86.25) per kilogram of leg, while chicken averaged $5.66kg, while fish sold at $13.42.
The group said the rise in meat prices meant that the country’s populace had to work longer to be able to afford meat products.
“The price of meat varies massively from country to country, but there is also an enormous disparity in its affordability for people all around the world,” the index said. The prices compared with Switzerland, which was recorded by the index as the most expensive, while Ukraine came as the lowest in the world.
“It is clear that international inequality exists, and as the world begins to rethink the implications of globalisation food prices ought to be on the agenda,” Caterwings chief executive Alexander Brunst said.