The price is expensive

😦 Because of the recent increase in fuel prices, the price of food is more expensive than before.

(Indonesians.. This is obviously a direct translation of harganya lebih mahal.)

This is really a collocation problem. The IELTS examiner will understand what you mean, but you will not receive a good score for vocabulary. A product or service can be expensive, but the price of the product or service is either high or low.

More correct collocation is as follows:

🙂 Because of the recent increase in fuel prices, the price of food is higher than before.

🙂 Because of the recent increase in fuel prices, food is more expensive than before.

Hope that helps!

@eapguru

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