The Thai food industry has grown exponentially in recent years, but as with many industries, prices for basic items have gone up.
One of the main factors driving the rise in prices is the rising cost of beef and lamb, and the availability of cheap, high-protein ingredients such as soy sauce.
However, according to a new report from the National Research Institute of Health and Social Sciences (NIRS), Thailand’s beef and pork prices have increased more than 50 percent in the past decade, with the total cost of feeding an animal to a consumer reaching more than USD 2,800.
The cost of a kilogram of beef or pork rose by approximately 10 percent in just a decade, while the cost for a kilo of beef rose by more than 100 percent.
The increase in costs is primarily due to the increasing cost of ingredients, as well as the increased cost of processing, and also the increased amount of time required to produce food.
According to the report, the cost to feed a single kilogram (1,000 grams) of beef to a Thai person costs USD 2.5, while a kiloguard (a kilogram and a half) costs USD 3.5.
That means that a single person would need to spend nearly US$40,000 per year just to feed themselves.
The researchers said that the increased costs were the result of a number of factors, including increasing demand, competition from international beef producers, and higher costs of imports.
While the cost increases for beef and poultry are higher than for other food, prices are also on the rise for rice, noodles, vegetables, and other produce.
The cost of rice and noodles has risen by almost 20 percent in five years.
The price of vegetables has increased by around 15 percent since the end of the boom in 2011.
The price of lettuce has also increased, increasing by more that 75 percent in a decade.
The average annual income of a Thai household, estimated at USD 3,900, has increased over the past three years.
This income is almost $100 more than it was in the 1980s.
The average income for a middle-class household in 2015 was USD 2 $5.7 million.
This is equivalent to around $1,200 a year for a typical Thai household.
According the researchers, these prices are only part of the problem.
They also note that the government has a role to play in helping Thai families buy more food.
According to the NIRS, the country’s food price index fell by 9.4 percent between 2010 and 2015.
The NIRT report also pointed out that many of the items that consumers are purchasing are also increasing in price.
The total cost for rice has increased almost 50 percent since 2012, while soy sauce has risen nearly 70 percent.
The costs for fresh produce has also risen by about 50 percent.