In the United States, for instance, packages containing caviar or chocolate can be as cheap as $1.95, according to a survey by the online retailer Amazon.com.
But the price can be more if the package includes food.
A box of chocolate chip cookies, for example, costs $1,300, according a study by the website The Consumerist.
For the same package of caviar, it can be up to $1:1, according an Amazon review of a package of 1,500 caviar and caviar-flavored chocolate chips from the company.
The same package will also include a pack of Oreos.
Consumers are also less likely to shell out for premium packaging in China, where a box of Doritos will cost more than $1 in the United Kingdom, according the Consumerist study.
China’s high cost of goods in the country is why most people buy the bulk of their food in the first place.
In the study, the average American household spends about $1 billion on food each year.
“China is one of the most expensive countries for food and has a huge price difference between Americans and Chinese consumers,” said Jeff Schaffer, director of research at food marketing firm Market Research Group.
“There is a significant gap between the cost of a box in China versus the cost in the U.S. This gap is particularly significant in light of the current economic climate, which is creating a lot of pressure on the U to find cheaper food in China.”