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Constant complaint: Food prices always jump, wages stay put

Santo Domingo.- Consumers have complained that coffee and sugar prices have climbed in recent weeks even before the Government’s announced 11% to 13% rise of the ITBIS tax starting January 1, and despite wages that don’t budge.

Outlet on Monday toured several markets and supermarkets in the National District, and verified increases in many staple products.

Milk, beans, codfish, pork, sauces, soups, plastic utensils and other daily consumer products increased prices.

Vendors say sugar jumped 10%; a 50-pound bag of powdered milk climbed RD$300; coffee costs as much as18 pesos per pound, cod is up to RD$10 per pound, while a sack of beans increased RD$200.

Consumers agree that despite that the prices of the various staple products rise weekly, they shouldn’t, “because in this country, it’s been more than 2 years since they don’t raise wages.”

Source: DT

Category: DR News |

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