Data Type Error from factor to integer

I have a dataset that has a FACTOR.
Ex: Column Name: Average_Cost_For_Two
800
800
600
When I try to convert the given factor to an integer that values in the Average_Cost_For_Two becomes
Ex: Column Name: Average_Cost_For_Two
60
60
52
I am unable to correct this.

Factors are integers with text labels, so direct transformation to integers reveals the existing integer encoding. Therefore, transform first to character before transforming to integer to preserve the observed labelled values.

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Quick example for nirgamuk's advice

xx <-   as.factor(1:10)
yy <-   as.numeric(as.character(xx))
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@nirgrahamuk Thank you.

@jrkrideau Thank you.

Might you consider picking one of these as the solution and closing the issue for the benefit of the community?