A mangú with salami costs more than RD$600

The dominican families Every day they face a complex decision scenario in terms of choosing to make Dominican dishes, for the cost involved in processing and related to their income.

The Listin Diario inquired about the price that implies in a family made up of five members taste the popular mangú with salami for a dinner or lunch, according to the prices of official publications.

As simple as it may seem, performing certain local dishes in the inflation scenario that prevails in the world and that directly affects consumers and workers makes it difficult to buy certain products from the family basket.

Although the prices of items have remained stable, according to data from the National Institute for the Protection of Consumer Rights (Proconsumidor), the preparation of several meals is a challenge faced daily by housewives, who have to manage so that their children eat well.

When consulting the Dominican Proconsumidor Price Information System, it was found that the price of certain products may vary according to the brand and size.

In this case, to make a mangú with salami the unit cost of a banana can be found from RD$17.64 to a maximum value of RD26.59.

Buy is added to the list a pound of salami of a generic brand that starts from RD$93.00 to RD$209.00, since this sausage serves as a companion to this meal. If what you like is to fry the salami, the cost 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 she is going to make this favorite Dominican dish, she has to have RD$147.60 to buy a gallon of this fuel.

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However, margarine would be missing to add a bit of texture and flavor, and according to the portal of the consumer protection institution, getting about 15 ounces of this product would cost RD$120.00.

For a family to prepare this type of delicacy, it takes about nine bananas whose cost amounts to RD$162. To this number would be added a pound and a half of salami for RD$140, also the oil, the gallon of gas and the butter. Then, the total cost of this dish goes up to RD$671taking all these factors into account.

Although it is true that if the members decide to make stewed salami, the budget could be increased by the integration of new ingredients such as tomato sauce that is around RD$50; the cubanela pepper at RD$35, and the pound of garlic at RD$89.

For this household to choose to eat this dish for a month, they would have to have RD$20,130, which represents almost four-fifths of the RD$25,215.73 corresponding to the cost of the basic basket family member of the first quintile of the population, that is, of the lowest social class.

According to the latest report on the cost of the basic 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.

According to the Central Bank, year-on-year inflation fell due to the effectiveness of the subsidies implemented by the Government for fuels, and the pause in the electricity rate.

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