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A Dominican mangú with salami costs greater than 600 pesos

Each day Dominican families face a posh decision scenario by way of selecting to make Dominican dishes, as a result of the associated fee involved in preparing them and related to their income.

Local newspaper El Listín Diario inquired in regards to the price involved in a family made up of 5 members to taste the favored mangú with salami for dinner or lunch, in accordance with the costs of official publications.

So simple as it could appear, ensuring local dishes within the face of the inflation scenario that prevails on the earth and that directly affects consumers and staff makes the acquisition of certain products from the family basket complicated.

Although the costs of things have remained stable, in accordance with data from the National Institute for the Protection of Consumer Rights (Proconsumidor), the preparation of several meals is a each day challenge faced by housewives, who should manage to your kids eat well.

When consulting the Dominican Proconsumidor Price Information System, it was found that the value of certain products may vary in accordance with the brand and size.

On this case, to make a mangú with salami, the associated fee of a plantain unit will be found from RD$17.64 to a maximum value of RD$26.59 pesos.

Adding to the list is buying a pound of salami from a generic brand that starts at RD$93.00 to RD$209.00, since this sausage serves as a companion to this meal. When you prefer to fry the salami, the associated fee increases, since you may have to purchase oil, so a 16-ounce bottle is between RD$74.00 and RD$95.00.


If the housewife runs out of gas in her stove when she goes to organize this favorite Dominican dish, she has to have RD$147.60 to purchase a gallon of this fuel.

Nevertheless, margarine could be missing so as to add a little bit of texture and flavor, and in accordance with the portal of the buyer protection institution, getting about 15 ounces of this product would cost RD$120.00 pesos.

For a family to organize the sort of delicacy you would like about nine bananas whose cost amounts to RD$162.

To this figure could be added a pound and a half of salami for RD$140, in addition to oil, a gallon of gas and butter. So, the full cost of this dish rises to RD$671, when taking into consideration all these aspects.

Even though it is true that if the members determine to make stewed salami, the budget could possibly be increased by the mixing of new ingredients equivalent to tomato sauce that’s around RD$50; the cubanela pepper at RD$35, and the pound of garlic at RD$89 pesos.

For this household to decide on to eat this dish for a month, they’d should have RD$20,130, which represents almost four-fifths of the RD$25,215.73 corresponding to the associated fee of the fundamental family basket of the primary quintile of the population, that’s, of the lower social extract.

Basic foods

In response to the newest report on the associated fee of the fundamental family basket by income quintiles published in recent days by the Central Bank, the national food basket increased to RD$42,482.52 in September, when for the previous month it was placed at RD$40,358.58.

In response to the Central Bank, year-on-year inflation fell as a result of the effectiveness of the subsidies implemented by the Government for fuels, and the pause within the electricity rate.

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