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Table 1 Prices of selected food stuffs commonly used in South African households, January 2010 (mid-way through trial)[37]

From: Economic support to improve tuberculosis treatment outcomes in South Africa: a pragmatic cluster-randomized controlled trial

Commodity Rural price in ZAR Urban price in ZAR
Full cream long life milk (1 L) 10.28 9.72
Loaf of brown bread (700 g) 7.00 6.97
Loaf of white bread (700 g) 7.56 7.83
Maize meal (5 kg) 29.09 22.93
Margarine (500 g) 14.61 12.88
Peanut butter (400 g) 16.59 15.48
Rice (2 kg) 28.58 23.14
Sunflower oil (750 mL) 17.20 12.81
Ceylon/black tea (62.5 g) 7.06 7.02
White sugar (2.5 kg) 19.73 18.15