Americans love hot dogs while Australians enjoy the sausage sandwich. Never is Australians' love of the snag more earnest than when it is combined with compulsory voting. The so-called Democracy Sausage, as ever, became a highlight during last Saturday's Australian election.

However, the cost of these humble treats is rising with 1kg of hot dogs costing $16.80 in 2022 according to the US Bureau of Statistics. Meanwhile, 1kg of Australian beef sausages will set a shopper back $12 at a Coles supermarket. 

Hot dog and sausage prices compared

Source: USSC

Sources: US Bureau of Labor Statistics; Coles