The Kosher Chicken Index
The affordability of living Jewishly is a perennial matter for debate in our community, often without much cost data. As economists, we wanted to see what data was available so we could encourage a more evidence-based debate on whether there is a “cost of Jewish living crisis” - presenting our findings at this year’s Limmud conference. We looked to build a “Kosher Chicken Index” – a basket of goods reflecting products that Jews are likely to buy in order to lead a Jewish lifestyle – and compared the prices of these goods with non-Jewish equivalents. We found that living Jewishly in the UK can have an annual cost premium of £12,700 per family.
Press coverage, The spiralling cost of kosher living
The Kosher Chicken Index. 2016: https://archive.jpr.org.uk/object-uk355