Curing is a time consuming process (salami, prosciutto, pepperoni, ham.) Chicken is high demand and not cheap to raise so the cost is passed on to the customers. Good poultry roasted chicken/turkey are carefully seasoned, it’s the time consuming roasting process and seasonings that bring $$ up, as well as high demand.
Salami (the plural of salame) are cured, air-dried meats. They can be stored at room temperature (at least before you cut into them), and would be fine to eat raw. … The cooked products (eg, mortadela) would be fine to eat as-is.