Olive oil-roasted chicken. Image Credit: NYT

Dubai: When analysing the cost of poultry, beef and lamb over the past four weeks, useful trends were observed, a pattern that can assist a shopper in saving money in both the short run and even more so in the longer term.

Over the last four weeks, it was observed to be cost-effective to buy fresh chicken during the start of the week, whereas the cost of other poultry items like frozen chicken and eggs stayed the same during the entire course of the month. 

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The price of fresh chicken was seen dipping (about Dh2) at the start of the week, particularly Monday - making it an ideal time to buy and stock up on the poultry meat. A kilogram of the meat currently costs Dh13.5. 

If not in the mood for some chicken, why not try non-vegetarian options like beef or lamb instead as prices stay in check!

On the other hand, the price of beef and lamb, be it variants from Australia, India, Pakistan or the UAE, have stayed the same, as has been the trend, and did not witness any fluctuation in prices.

While beef from Australia stayed steady at Dh38 per kilogram, beef from India cost Dh38.3 and regionally it was priced at Dh42.6. When it comes to lamb, the Australian variant of the meat cost Dh32.9 per kilogram, while the type from India was Dh36.5, from Pakistan it cost Dh37.7 and regionally prices started at Dh45.2.

So, if not in the mood for some chicken, why not try these non-vegetarian options instead.