Businesses open, but few buyers was the scene this Sunday in the commercial areas of Unare in Puerto Ordaz.
It was known that the products on the shelves mostly exceed 5 bolívares between wheat flour, rice and a kilo of pasta.
In other places, the milk package is located from 5.50 Bs. onwards in the presentation of 200 grams, the oil in BS. 12, mayonnaise from 6 bolívares.
The butter ranges from 4 to 18.50, depending on the presentation, whether it is 250, 500 grams or a one kilo container, as well as the brand.
A few meters from the municipal market, vendors offer bags of food with a variety of products between 10 and 20 dollars.
Those who depend on wages confess that purchases are made uphill with the basics to take home.
Regarding the prices for packages or bales, spaghetti has a value between 14 to 18 dollars according to quality, corn flour from 19$ and liquid milk from 16$.
More affordable vegetables
When visiting the vegetable fair, some are also located from Bs. 5.00. For example, assorted vegetables, eggplant, cambur and guava.
In Bs. 4.00 is the zucchini, carrot, beet, papaya and orange. Above 10 bolívares is the kilo of lemon, peach, chard, pineapple and tangerine.
The assorted mount that consists of: chives, joint garlic, Spanish celery, lettuce and cabbage can be paid for up to 8. While the potato in 7 bolívares.
Charcuterie is a luxury for many
At the delicatessen counters in the city’s bakeries, a kilo of ham was seen from $9.88 to $13.80; yellow cheese from $16 and up.
White cheese is more accessible with prices ranging from 19 bolívares to 23, depending on the form of payment, if it is in cash, as well as the area in which it is purchased.
Food prices have suffered a “slight” increase in recent days, after the entry into force of the new minimum wage that stands at 130 bolívares per month.
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