Click the link at bottom for details. From the study abstract:
“Background: Obesity, and resulting health problems, is a growing issue facing today’s society. Weight-loss diets are popular worldwide but have shown mixed health outcomes. Current research has shown that the Mediterranean (MED) and Paleolithic (Paleo) diets as well as Intermittent Fasting (IF) have positive health outcomes. However, there is very little research surrounding the cost of all three popular diets. One factor that may influence long- term adherence is the cost of the dietary regime.
Conclusion: Although these differences in costs were not significant, the analysis suggests the Paleo diet is a slightly more expensive plan, while the IF plan has emerged as a potentially cheaper weight-loss intervention. Small sample sizes in the Paleo diet plan limits the potential for comparison.”
Source: A Cost Analysis of Three Popular Diets: the Mediterranean Diet, a Modified Paleo Diet and Intermittent Fasting