Why is Wagyu beef so expensive?

What makes Kobe beef Japan’s top Wagyu – and why is it so expensive?

In Japan, beautifully mottled Kobe beef retails for an eye-watering US$321 to US$395 a kilogram for the rib-eye cut

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Why is Wagyu beef so expensive?
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Evelyn Chen

Evelyn Chen

Born, bred and educated in Singapore, Evelyn Chen is a food and travel writer / editor and one of the regional academy chairs for World's 50 Best Restaurants. In between dinners and writing assignments (for the likes of New York Times and CNN Travel), the former Zagat editor blogs about food at bibikgourmand.com