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A mangú with salami costs greater than RD$600.

Santo Domingo, DR.
The Dominican families face a posh scenario of the choice to make Dominican dishes every day due to the fee of the elaboration and related to their incomes.

El Listín Diario inquired in regards to the price, which means that a family of 5 members tasted the favored mangú with salami for dinner or lunch, in keeping with the prices of official publications.

So simple as it could appear, ensuring local dishes, given the inflation scenario that prevails on the planet and that directly affects consumers and staff, complicates purchasing certain products of the family basket.

Although the costs of articles have remained stable, in keeping with data from the National Institute for the Protection of Consumer Rights (Proconsumidor), preparing various meals is a every day challenge for homemakers, who’ve to seek out ways to make sure that their children eat well.

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

On this case, to make a mangú with salami, the fee of a unit of plantain could be found from RD$17.64 to a maximum value of RD26.59.

To the list is added to purchase a pound of salami of a generic brand that starts from RD$93.00 to RD$209.00 since this sausage accompanies this meal. In the event you wish to fry the salami, the fee increases since you have to buy 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 making this favorite dish of Dominicans, she has to have RD$147.60 to purchase a gallon of this fuel.

Nevertheless, the margarine is missing so as to add a little bit texture and flavor, and in keeping with the web site of the patron protection institution, getting 15 ounces of this product would cost RD$120.00.

To organize this delicacy, a family needs about nine plantains, whose cost amounts to RD$162. This figure would add a pound and a half of salami for RD$140, the oil, the gallon of gas, and the butter. So, the full cost of this dish rises to RD$671 when all these aspects are considered.

While it’s true that if the members resolve to make the salami guisado, the budget might be expanded by integrating new ingredients corresponding to tomato sauce which is around RD$50; the cubanela chili at RD$35, and the pound of garlic at RD$89.

If this household chooses to eat this dish for a month, they might need to have RD$20,130, which represents almost four-fifths of the RD$25,215.73 corresponding to the fee of the fundamental family basket of the primary quintile of the population, that’s, of the bottom social stratum.

In response to the newest report on the fundamental family food basket cost 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 stood at RD$40,358.58.

In response to the Central Bank, the inter-annual inflation went down attributable to the effectiveness of the subsidies implemented by the Government for fuels and the pause to the electricity tariff.

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