According to the latest survey by the Consumer Association of Singapore (CASE), the prices of hawker food have increases in 2015. Although the government stat board did not specify the price increase, it has chosen to use mode prices as an indicator instead of average pricing. The survey was conducted across 584 stalls between Jul 16 and Aug 5 this year.
Prices of five sample food were shown to have deviate away from below mode prices and show sharp increase in mode prices or prices higher than mode value. Take Chicken Nasi Briyani for example, the percentage of stalls charging below mode prices fell to 8.33% in 2015 compared to 17.64% in 2014, while the percentage of stalls charging above mode prices increased 15.3% over the same period.
CASE also found that 89 of the 584 stalls did not prominently display their food prices and urged consumers to “vote with their wallets”. Hawker stalls selling vegetable mixed rice are more likely to not display food prices with 50 out of 89 stalls not doing so.
You may view the original survey from CASE here.