How much have the prices of essential goods risen in Greece?

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While inflation reached 12.1% in June, essentials are becoming more and more expensive, emptying the wallets of Greeks.

According to a supermarket shopper who was stopped by reporters at the door of the store with his wife and son, the cost of the “consumer basket” has doubled. “Six months ago, I paid half the price for the same set of products and goods,” the man says.

Consumers have a high-cost burden on energy and transport services because their cost (additional costs of the company) was added to the price of products.

Now in supermarkets, consumers are forced to pay higher prices for basic items such as food, personal care products, detergents and more.

Rising supermarket prices have brought households to their knees. “Everything is very expensive, it has risen in price by 20-30%,” says a woman who visits the store.

From June 2021 to June 2022 prices increased by:

  • Fresh milk: from 1.18 to 1.41 euros.
  • Oil: from 6.32 to 8.25 euros.
  • Bread (kilogram): from 1.60 to 2.60 euros.
  • Sardines: from 3.00 to 5.00 euros.
  • Green beans: from 2.50 to 3.99 euros.
  • Sugar: from 0.74 to 1.20 euros.
  • Apricots: from 1.70 to 2.89 euros.

According to the Consumer Protection Institute from March 2021 to June 2022 cost of living in Greece increased by 50%. In short, a family of four used to “carry” about 300 euros a month to the supermarket, but now it is at least 450 euros.