190520 braised lamb tagine
What are the best days of the week to buy chicken, beef and lamb? Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: When analysing the cost of poultry, beef and lamb over the past three months, useful consistant 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 15 weeks, it was observed to be cost-effective to buy fresh chicken largely during the start of the week, whereas the cost of other poultry items like frozen chicken and eggs stayed the same in the past couple of months.

Cost effective to buy fresh chicken on Mondays

When analysing the cost of poultry, beef and lamb over the past few weeks, useful consistant 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 three months, it was observed to be cost-effective to buy fresh chicken largely during the start of the week, whereas the cost of other poultry items like frozen chicken and eggs stayed the same in the past three months.

The price of fresh chicken was seen to continue to dip at the start of the week, mostly every Monday - making it an ideal time to buy and stock up on it. However, there were a few instances wherein prices dropped just ahead of the weekend as well. So, be on a lookout when you go shopping this weekend, keeping in mind that a kilogram of the meat is currently at a comparatively cheaper price level of Dh11.9, weeks after touching it's lowest price of Dh10.9.

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. However, good news for some would be that the per kilogram cost of the Indian variant of beef dropped by about Dh10 in the previous weeks, and has stayed at the comparatively lower price level since.

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

Current per-kilogram prices of every variant of beef and lamb that is available in the market:

The price of beef and lamb, be it variants from Australia, India, Pakistan was priced as follows, as of Thursday. Among different varieties of beef, the variant from Australia cost Dh38 per kilogram, the type from India was priced at Dh28.3 and the kind that was locally produced was Dh42.6. On the other hand, when it came to lamb meat, the Australian variant now costs Dh32.9, the type from India was priced at Dh36.5, the Pakistan-produced kind cost Dh37.7, while a kilogram of the regional variety was Dh45.2.