Curiosity: flour costs
visiting various online resellers of flours based in US I noted that flour costs are stratospherically high. Are they always so high, even in shops?
Just to make some example here in italy I can get 1 kg of flour for a price ranging from 30 eurocents (ideal for pastries) up to 2€ (high gluten flour), but generally very good flours ideal for leavened breads (enriched or not) can be bought for less than 90 cents. My superfine (and excellent) wholemeal rye and wheat flours cost 90 cents per kg, too. Pizza flour generally costs 50-70 cents.
Specialty flours such as wholemeal durum, oat, barley, first and second clear flour generally cost between 1 and 2€ per kg, but they are harder to get.
I'd like to make an idea of the prices overseas.