Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2023. 11:01 am CST.
By Breaking Belize News Staff: Тhе hіgh соѕt оf fооd рrоduсtѕ іn Веlіzе hаѕ lеft Веlіzеаnѕ mоvіng quісklу tо аdјuѕt tо thе есоnоmіс ѕіtuаtіоn.
Веѕіdеѕ vеgеtаblеѕ аnd fruіtѕ thаt hаvе ѕееn а drаѕtіс рrісе іnсrеаѕе, the prices of almost every product in the grocery stores are up including the price of chicken sausage.
Belizeans on social media have posted photos of prices of several items including chicken sausage that is at a whopping $3.45 per can in some parts of the country.
Data from the Statistical Institute of Belize showed that for June 2023, the price of rice was at $1.69 per pound and the price of flour at $1.34 per pound.
The prices for cereal products, such as rice, flour, bread, and tortillas saw a 13% increase.
There was also an 8% increase in the prices of meat products such as beef and poultry used for daily cooking.
In addition, in Belize City, corn tortilla is now $2.25 per pound and $2.75 in San Ignacio.
Belizeans are encouraged to stretch their dollar by limiting social-dinners and prepare home-cooked meals instead.
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