Food prices in Austria
How much are in supermarkets in Austria Bread, milk, fruits and vegetables, meat, cereals, pasta? Which supermarket is better to go? How to save tourist? How much food costs Austrians more expensive than ours? Read the answers in our article.
Important note. Further, along the course of this article, we will give prices in large supermarkets. If you buy products in small stores, prices can be up to 30% higher. If you go for farm markets, you can buy many products up to 50% cheaper.
Dore Food in Austria?
Very expensive. In the ratings of the European Union countries with the most expensive meal in 2017-2019, Austria invariably occupies 2 or 3rd place, yielding only Sweden and Denmark.
On average, the "grocery basket" is 70% more expensive than in Moscow. Some products are slightly cheaper, such as milk. And some products are many times more expensive, for example, chicken in Austria is 3 times more expensive. But this is if we compare white price tags in stores.
However, the Austrians themselves are bypassed by about 30-40% more expensive than the ours. First, local people know the location and time of work (usually one day per week) farmers markets, where vegetables and dairy products can be bought significantly cheaper. Tourists this way to save unavailable.
Secondly, actively use promotions and discounts from supermarkets. Thirdly, buy products of supermarket brands.
Fourth, know shops by type. For example, SPAR shops are several types: Interspar (hypermarkets), Eurospar (city supermarkets), Spar, SPAR Express (Small) and Spar Gourmet (expensive shops). In different types of stores, different prices, different discounts and promotions. To save, you need to understand everything. Tourists have no time to understand.
Shares and discounts
As in most civilized countries, the era of shares and discounts began in Austria in the sphere of grocery retail. As in our supermarkets, directory of current discounts can be taken at the entrance to the supermarket.
Discounts are significant – up to 50%. See Examples from Interspar Discount Catalog – Page 1, Page 2. However, a big discount is not a low price guarantee. It happens that the price is initially overestimated, and then the discount is understated until the usual level. Unfortunately, such "tricks" supermarkets are done in Austria and in Russia.
It is necessary to deal with prices, and just this is our article.
Where to go for products?
In Austria, the two largest supermarket chains are SPAR and BILLA, each number of shops is already approaching 2000. Smaller networks: Hofer, Lidl, Nah & Frisch.
Go best in hypermarkets. In Vienna, we recommend somewhat near the metro stations. See the metro diagram in our and read about prices and tickets in our article "Metro Vienna".
Interspar near Metro Station Alser Strasse (Alser Stra&# 223; E) on the U6 branch (brown);
Interspar near the metro station Niderhof Strasse (Niederhofstra&# 223; E) on the U6 branch (brown);
Interspar near the station Adanklae Strase (ADERKLAAER STRA&# 223; E) on the branch U1 (red).
It will be wonderful if there is a relatively large EuroSpar or BILLA supermarket. Then you can go there, this is a good option.
You can visit the local Lidl. These supermarkets are considered discount – analogs of our "pyatelocha". But often the prices here are only on a certain range of products, and part of the goods is even more expensive than in Billa or Spar.
BLLA, CLEVER, SPAR, S-BUDGET brands
As with us, large supermarket chains in Austria got their brands. BILLA is Clever and Billa brands, S-Budget and Spar brands.
Products under these brands are cheaper by 10-50%. Quality as usual – lottery, there are very tasty products, there are also such that there is no wage. The surest way to save on food in Austria is currently buying such products.
And one more faithful way to save
Another option to eat cheaper is to go to the supermarket with your own cooking. Here they sell pastries, pizza and other ready-made dishes are much cheaper than in neighboring cafes and restaurants.
Supermarkets will help save on souvenirs. For example, Candy Mozart or Waffles Menner, Austrian Schnaps and Beer in supermarkets cost 2-3 times cheaper than in souvenir shops.
Bread and bakery products
German Bread – "Brot".
White bread – about 1 euro per Baton 500 grams.
French baguette – about 1 euro for 250 grams.
Chiabatta – 0.4 euros per 100 grams.
Rye bread, wholegrain, multislastic – 3-4 per kilogram.
Bread with nuts, vegetables, fruits, olives – 5-6 per kilogram.
Buns for sandwiches – 0.2-0.3 per piece (50-60 grams).
Croissant without filling – 0.7-0.9 per piece.
Buns and pies with filling of cheese, cottage cheese, berry jam – 0.8-1.2 per piece (80-100 grams).
Muffins and cupcakes – 1-1.5 per piece (70-90 grams).
In Austria, black bread is not a wonder, unlike many countries in Western and Central Europe. Here Schwarzbrot (black rye bread) and its countless variations bake for a long time. The price of black bread – about 3.5 euros in terms of kilogram.
Very interesting pastries are called "Kipferl" – these are buns in the form of a crescent. It is believed that they began to prepare after successful victory over the Turks under Vienna, from here and the shape of the crescent. And it is believed that the famous Baker August Zang brought them from Austria to France, where the French were transformed into modern Croissant. The price of Kipferl buns (70-100 grams) – 0.7-1 euros.
Fresh apple strudel can be bought in supermarket cookers for 7-10 euros in terms of kilogram.
And of course you need to try topfengolatsche, it is a national cake with cottage cheese. In Russia, such patties sell, but called "Hungarian with cottage cheese". Usually topfengolatsche large – 120-140 grams, stand from 1 to 1.3 euros per piece. There are topfengolatsche with fruit filling, also very tasty.
Milk and dairy products
In German milk – "Milch", butter – "Butter", cheese – "k&# 228; SE »
Milk 3.5% fat content – 1.2-1.3 euros per liter.
Milk 3.5% fat content of Clever and S-Budget brands – about 1 euro per liter.
Creamy oil – 9-12 euros per kilogram.
Margarine – 3.5-4 per kilogram.
Patherty (Buttermilch) – 1.3-1.5 per liter.
Drinking yogurts – 1.5-2 per liter.
Yogurt – 3-4 per kilogram.
Sour cream – about 4 per kilogram.
Cream – 4-5 per liter.
Feta cheese and similar cheeses – 13-20 per kilogram.
Semi-hard and hard cheeses – from 12 to 40 per kilogram.
The situation with dairy products in Austria changes. There were brands CLEVER, SPAR and S-BUDGET, and these dairy products is much cheaper. Buttermilk can be bought for 1 euro per liter, yogurt 1.5-2, butter – 6-7. And it is delicious food, without dangerous additives in the composition of.
The most popular drink milk – a buttermilk (Buttermilch). Also common yoghurt with cocoa (Kakaomilch) or fruits (Fruchtmolke). Kefir (Kefir) in Austria meets, but rarely, for him to go to a large supermarket. Price of yogurt – 2-3 euro per liter. In Austria, spread sour cream, it is called «Sauerrahm», usually in packs of 250 grams, the price – about 1 euro for a package.
Austrians are very fond of cheese. They are among the ten nations that consume the most cheese – 21.3 kilos per person per year. Next to them are the Italians (21.5) and the Dutch (21.6). Of course, cheese in Austrian supermarkets found in a large number of species and varieties. We particularly recommend to try: Tiroler Bergk&# 228; se (Tyrolean mountain), Mondseer Carinthian and Gailtaler Almk&# 228; se.
Read our article podnobnuyu "Austrian cheese".
German vegetables – «Gem&# 252; se ».
Vegetables are a seasonal product, prices change during the year. Now we give a price for the end of summer and early autumn, when the minimum price lists.
Potatoes (Kartoffeln) – 1,25-1,5 euro per kilo.
Onions (Zwiebel) – 0,7-1.
Cucumbers (Gurke) – 1-2, depending on the grade.
Tomatoes (Tomaten) – 2,5-4.
Cherry Tomatoes (Cherrytomaten) – from 4 to 10, depending on the size and origin.
Bell pepper (Paprika) – 8-10.
Carrots (Karotten) – 1-1,3.
Zucchini (Zucchini) – 1,5-2,5.
Eggplant (Melanzani) – about 5.
Cabbage (Wei&# 223; kraut) – about 1.
Some vegetables in Austria are called not, as in Germany, although the language of all German. Eggplant Austrians called on the Italian style – «Melanzani». All squash, zucchini, squash is usually called the word «Zucchini».
Some vegetables that we are accustomed to buying by weight, in Austria often sell ply. For example, Bulgarian pepper usually costs about 1 euro per piece. In such a situation, do not hesitate, choose the biggest and beautiful vegetable.
While Austria is not able to provide themselves with vegetables completely, from here and high prices. Self-sufficiency level – about 70%, the rest of the vegetables are imported. The most grown vegetable here is the onions, about 3,000 hectares of sowing areas are used for it. It is not surprising that the Austrians grow 1.5 times more onions than they consume.
Vegetables it is more profitable to buy not in supermarkets, but in the markets. In Vienna and other big cities are arranged "BauernMarkt" (farming markets), where vegetables can be bought even 2 times cheaper than in supermarkets. Such markets usually work only one day, and most often it is Saturday. In Vienna their several dozen.
German fruit – "OBST".
Fruits are a seasonal product, prices change throughout the year. Now we give prices for the end of the summer, when the minimum price tags.
Apples (&# 196; PFEL) – 2-3 euros per kilogram.
Bananas (Bananen) – 1.5-2.
Grapes (Trauben) – 5-6.
Oranges (Orange) – 2-2.5.
Mandarins (Mandarinen) – 3-3.5.
Peaches (Pfirsiche) and nectarines – 1.3-2.5.
Apricots (Aprikosen) – 4-5.
Watermelon (Wassermelone) – 1-1.3.
Melone (Melone) – 2-2.5.
Strawberry (Erdbeeren) – 8-10.
Like vegetables, fruits often cheaper you can buy on farm markets. Surprisingly, in Austria, many heat-loving fruits are grown, including watermelons and melons. However, prices for watermelons of Austrian origin translated – 2.5-3 euros per kilogram.
The most grown in Austria fruit is an apple, about 6000 hectares of land occupied under the apple orchards. And this is the only fruit with which the Austrians provide themselves completely. The rest of the fruit have to import. Apples are the most consumed by Austria fruit – 160,000 tons per year.
Apples eat not only fresh and in baking. Also, apples are used as the main ingredient for Sidora and Schnaps.
And in second place in the Austrian bananas preferences – 100,000 tons per year. You consider the price of 2 euros per kilogram of bananas high? According to the measures of the EU, it is even cheap, in Switzerland and Norway bananas are 1.5 times more expensive.
In third place in the preferences of the Austrian Oranges – about 50,000 tons per year. And oranges only imported. Oranges are the main winter fruit for the Austrians. Prices for oranges in winter are reduced to 1.5-2 euros per kilogram, for tangerines up to 2.5-3.
Meat and meat products
In German pork – "schweinefleisch", beef – "rindfleisch", chicken – "H&# 252; HN ».
Pork without bone – 9-12 euros per kilogram.
Pork or homemade minced meat – 6-9.
Beef without dice – 12-16.
Beef Farm – 9-12.
Machine chicken carcass – 5-6 per kilogram.
Chicken breast fillet – 12-15.
Ham, honeycomb chicken wings – 9-10.
Turkey breast – 12-15.
Sausages, sausage – 15-20.
Salami and other smoked sausages – 25-30.
First of all, ours amazingly dear chicken. In Austria, domestic birds are bred only in small farms – on average 20,000 heads. When growing birds, only natural feed is used, antibiotics are not used. Poultry meat is very environmentally friendly, but also very expensive.
Unfortunately, for lovers of meat options to save in Austria there is almost no. Meat here is expensive in any form and any form. Under the brands of S-Budget or Clever, there are no cheap meat. However, there are cheap sausages of this brand – 6-7 euros per kilogram. What made these sausages? This is a question for which it is better not to think.
You can go to the farm market, if you know its schedule and location. There meat and meat products are usually cheaper, but it happens more expensive.
And despite very high prices, the Austrians were and remain among the most active meat consumers in Europe – 91 kilograms per person per year. More meat from Europeans eat only Spaniards and Icelanders. For comparison, the ours eaten an average of 75 kilograms per person per year.
In German pasta – "nudeln", rice – "Reis", peas – "Erbsen".
Pasta – 1.3-2 euro per pack of 500 grams.
Clever Pasta, Spar – 0,7-1 per pack of 500 grams.
Pasta S-Budget – 0.8-1 Packaging 1 kilogram.
Rice – from 2 euros per kilogram.
Figure Clever, Spar – from 1 per kilogram.
Rice S-Budget – from 0.8 per kilogram.
Dried lentils, peas, nut – 3-4 per kilogram.
Canned peas, corn, beans – 1.5 euros per bank of 400 grams.
Canned peas, corn, Clever beans, spar – 0.7-0.9 per bank 400 grams.
Austrians do not quite respect the side dishes, the most popular side dish – it is boiled potatoes. Popular Knedliki (KN&# 246; DEL) borrowed from neighbors-Chekhov. Dry mix for dumplings – 1.5 euros for 300 grams.
Just now (2019) in the market of Macaron and Rice in Austria there is a real revolution. Cheap pasta and rice have appeared under the Clever, Billa, Spar, S-Budget brands, and the rest of the brands are very losing at the price, and there are no advantages.
The rest (expensive) brands are not in a hurry to reduce prices, but try to increase sales stocks, and thin poorly it turns out. Grocery Departments of supermarkets often look like a Christmas tree, hung with yellow and red price tags.
Tourists ask if there is a quick noodle in Austria like rollton or dochiar. Naturally, there is only a very expensive – bag or cup costs from 0.7 to 1.5 euros. For this money you can buy yourself ready-made dishes in banks – stuffed pepper, potato or chicken soup under the brand S-Budget. Naturally, Doschirak and Rolton brands in Austria are not, there are international Yum Yum, Indomie, Knorr, Maggi. Fast noodles in Austria will not help save any way.
Chicken eggs (EIER) – 3-3.5 euros for a dozen.
Eggs Chicken S-Budget, Clever – 1.7-2 euro for a dozen.
Sunflower oil (Sonnenblumen&# 246; L) – from 2.5 per liter.
S-Budget sunflower oil, Clever – from 1.2 per liter.
Olive oil (Oliven&# 246; L) – from 10 euros per liter.
Olive oil S-Budget, Clever – from 4 per liter.
Wheat flour (MEHL) – from 1.1 euro per kilogram.
Sugar (Zucker) – from 0.9 per kilogram.
Fresh fish – from 15 euros per kilogram.
Fish red salty – from 50 in terms of kilogram.
Tuna in the Bank (Thunfisch) – from 1.7 euros per can be 160 grams.
– In Austria, there are no favorite dumplings. But there are sickles (KN&# 246; DEL) with meat filling. The price for frozen dumplings – 12-15 euros per kilogram. And under the brands Clever and S-Budget from 3 euros per kilogram;
– To take a cart, you need to insert a coin 1 euro coin in the receiver or 50 eurocents. Start with coins and do not forget to pick up back;
– baby food is very expensive in Austria. We will now not give prices, but advise you to go to any store for children and check the prices for food Hipp. The fact is that the food Hipp and in Austria is about the same. Baby food strongly recommend brushing with them;
– If you decide to bring any products with you, then read our article "What can not and can be imported into Austria";
– If some products liked, you can bring them home. But remember the restrictions, read our article "What can not and can be exported from Austria";
– About other expenses, read our article "How much money to take to Austria";
– About prices for sweets and desserts in stores and cafe Read the article "The Best Sweets of Austria";
– About alcoholic beverage prices Read our article "Alcohol in Austria" and "Best Beer of Austria".
Successful trips to Austria, and read our interesting articles about this country (List of articles below).