Healthy breakfast: 50c-$1
Fast food breakfast: $2-$5
Healthy lunch: $2
Fast food lunch: $7
Healthy dinner: $3-$4
Fast food dinner: $9.90
Healthy snacks: $1
Convenience food: 75c
Healthy drinks: 70c for two glasses of milk
Fizzy drink: 30c for two glasses of soda
If you add up the three meals, snacks, and drinks, the artery-clogging convenience diet costs $20 at the bare minimum – and probably a whole lot more.
A bare-basics healthy diet with a bit of leeway costs more like $7 to $9, roughly two to three times cheaper.
The reason people buy fast food is because it is fast, not because it is cheaper.