Analysis Why You Pay 30% More for Milk

Israel's milk prices are a third higher than the global average, mostly because the government intentionally distorts the market to subsidize the dairy industry, choosing farmers over consumers.

On the eve of the Sukkot holiday, Israelis were informed that dairy was about to become more expensive. Yet just a year ago hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets, waving signs to protest the rising price of cottage cheese and the general cost of living.