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    Sky-high prices on food and medicines

    Inflation wages down every day due to widespread increases that are located from five to 30 percent, applied during recent weeks prices of basic necessities, medicines, tickets and other goods and services.

    Pharmacists confirmed that 80 percent of medicines, especially those of foreign manufacture imported by local laboratories have experienced increases that are at 20 and 30 percent, while domestic at 5%.
    Reporters of The National in a tour confirmed the price increases in the pound of garlic, onion, edible fats, meats, cheeses, juices, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks, soaps, detergents, and others.

    It was noted that many agricultural areas have also experienced increases, such as yams, pumpkin, beans, onions, garlic, lemons, pineapple, melons, and vegetables and legumes.

    The increases were noted in convenience stores and supermarkets exclusive areas, middle class and poor of Greater Santo Domingo.

    The screams are heard at the sky high prices to convenience stores items and medicines in pharmacies are sold, and even in vehicles due to the cost of bus fares and the only cry it is "no one to defend us" .

    Users ask the authorities to intervene by taking measures to improve and reduce the upward climb recorded in the prices of basic commodities.

    "Gone elections and won and now we increase prices of essential goods to the clouds to take us the devil" and said the National Mrs. Andrea Cuevas, who bought in a grocery store in Villas Agricolas, District .

    Mrs. Miledys Guillermo said that after the elections of May 15, the prices of the vast majority of staple products "are skyrocketing and government authorities do nothing to stop the increases and for us the poor" .

    Meanwhile, Mr. Miguel Silverio said that everything is stable and good prices, "but what is there is no money to buy, because what little you earn is not enough. Prices are affordable, but there is circulating to acquire it. "

    In addition, committee leaders and homemakers federations and trade associations, presented complaints soon circulating, reduced purchases and sales "that is making life more difficult for Dominicans."

    Fabio Soto, grocery store Ortiz in La Fe, said she sells sardines 40, 75 and 80 pesos, depending on the size, milk liter of Listamilk is trading at 70 pesos, a pound of rice is sold at 30 weights, and lost 18, 20 16 and 22 ounces. The juices are sold Ricas 25, 35 75 and 80 pesos.

    Ricardo Martinez grocery store Vianey Villa Juana, said prices of many items have experienced increases, and others remain stable.

    Meanwhile, Samuel Rosso Ramirez, Charina Grocery store employee, said sales are "loose" after the elections, and the prices of drinks, cold meats, edible oil, recorded increases ranging from 10 to 20 pesos per gallon.

    He also expressed that increased the beans, one pound is trading at 65 pesos and sold in recent months between 40 and 48 pesos, red and pints. They also experience increases sugars, which rose 100 pesos per sack and two pound weights sweet.

    Gregory Rojas, grocery store "Emilio" in Villa Consuelo, said that in recent days have experienced price increases sausage, onions, ranging from five to 10 pesos, while an egg sold for $ 3.50 and $ 3.80, today it sells for $ 4.75.

    Others who have risen prices are juices, milk powder and liquid, soft drinks or soft drinks, cigarettes and alcoholic beverages.

    Ariel Franco grocery store Don Lorenzo, confirmed that in recent weeks have recorded increases in high-demand products housewives, between three and four percent.

    "Products that have increased prices are rice, oil, onions, beans, cheeses, sausages, detergents".

    But he said the condiments recorded stability in costs.
    Other price increases were recorded in cigarettes, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks

    Construction materials

    It was also reported that many tools at hardware stores and building materials prices have risen, such as gravels, rods, nails, cement and other products.

    Employees attribute the rise in prices of construction materials to the rise in the premium dollar and other factors affecting overseas and local market.

    Medicines

    Pharmacists confirmed that 80 percent of medicines, especially those of foreign manufacture imported by local laboratories have experienced increases that are at 20 and 30 percent, while domestic at 5%.

    "This year 80% of the drugs, the laboratories have increased 20 and up to 30%, including pills patients suffering from pressure or heart disease, painkillers and antibiotics," said the manager of a pharmacy located Villa Agricultural capital.

    However, indicated that drugs manufactured domestically kept prices unchanged.
    At present the products most in demand are acetaminophen, flu and allergy due to the zika and flu virus, said Leonardo Leen, former president of the National Association of Pharmacy.

    Cost of products

    In the hyper-markets, toothpaste sells for 80 pesos and 195; the oral rinses between 105, 140, 179 and 185 pesos. according to the manufacturer.

    Bath soaps are quoted from 15, 21, 35, 37 and 39, 49.95, 65 and 69 pesos each. Cuaba soap pasta to $ 36 is sold; 5 Sunami brand pasta for $ 84.95; 5 of gladiator for $ 80; 5 of Hispano 92. A sleeve striped soap for 70 pesos; five balls of soap washer $ 109 and 5 105 padlock ball.

    The cover small Rayito sold at 82 pesos, the Fab detergent, Omo, Ace, and Bright sold to 78, 85, 85 and 109 pesos, the sheath 500 grams.

    Chlorine, a gallon gallon is trading at 74.95, and a half for 49 pesos, others are sold at $ 110 and the average to $ 76.
    Paper towel kitchen sold between 48, 60, 85, 92, 102, 115, 125 and 139, depending on the brands; meanwhile, packages of napkins 100 units, is sold at 20, 15, 48 and 59 pesos, according lar brand. The toilet paper is priced between 19, 22, 24, 25, 28, 31, even 46 pesos per unit.

    Rice La Garza in supermarkets sells for $ 27.50 and 31-80 the select and top; The Pinco to 24.90; Don Quico is sold at $ 20.50.

    A bottle of oil costs $ 49.00 Crisol; Manicero $ 61.00 and 49 pesos Gallo. Half gallon of oil worth 165 pesos La Joya like the Gallo; Mazola $ 239; Manicero 390 a gallon.

    The gallon of Wesson Canola Oil sells for $ 609, and $ 159 to Diamente. Bottle of olive oil is 0.25 grams and $ 119 to $ 125.00 Figaro.

    Listamilk liquid milk, sells for $ 54.95, to $ 66.95 la Rica, semi-skimmed to $ 62.95; Vaquita to $ 49.95; Two of the three types Pino 56, 58 and 61 pesos a liter carton; that of Milex in at 59 pesos and Parmalat to $ 62 pesos, and Carnation milk price is 50 large and 30 small tin.

    Powdered milk is sold in hyper markets the sheath $ 205.95 and $ 155.95, the Milex Nest 360 grams to $ 195; the Kanny to 149; Dos Pinos Rica 179 and 142 pesos.

    Pasta domestic manufacturing unit prices recorded between 25.95 and $ 28.00 per pound.

    The box of 12 units soup sells for $ 69.75 ie $ 5.75 unit; vinegar bottle sells for $ 23.95 and $ 18.95 to $ 20.00 white
    The can of black beans red, white and paint is sold at 42, 44, 46, 48, 64, 65 and 57, and 63.95 pesos. Sardines are sold to 32, 44, 49, 52 and 55 pesos, and a small sausage is sold in 28 and 29 pesos.

    Cans of corn are traded between 49, 55, 58, 59.95, 62, 67 and 79 pesos, depending on the brand; green pigeon peas and domestically produced 45, 59, 62, 67, 79.

    Half gallon of regular costs yogour 172 and 160 pesos, strawberry flavor $ 195; Guava $ 109.95. A carton of orange juice worth 189 100 × 100 and 159 pesos with and without sugar.

    The pound fresh chicken in the super is the Cibao $ 57, $ 54.95 and $ 64 and Unipollo to $ 69: 95 at different super. Smoked pork chop worth $ 119 lbs and the short rib $ 119.95.

    The pound eggplant worth $ 24; tayota that of $ 13; tomato boogaloo $ 32; cucumber cool $ 22; tomato salad $ 32; chili pepper $ 69; Celery $ 27; $ 39 cubanela chili, cabbage and beet $ 85 $ 34.00. The white onion is sold at $ 89 a pound, red at $ 125; the zonahora $ 28, and $ 199 garlic.

    Green bananas are sold per pound $ 22 and $ 32 yellow; White yautía to $ 85; Yellow $ 79.95; coco yam to $ 79.95; fresh yam $ 59; batata $ 26; cassava $ 34; Pope 16.95; auyama $ 24.95; the egg carton of 30 units sold in 145, 159, 199 and 205 pesos, according thequality and producer.

    Zanahora pound is $ 22.95; the cucumber to $ 17.95 and celery and iceberg lettuce 19:95 sold $ 39.95. One pound of red beans to bulk is $ 55.95 and rice are sold between 16.00.

    A pound of cod is quoted at 134 pesos and herring $ 79. Picapica large tin is sold between 29, 52 and 55 pesos, depending on the brand.

    Liquid seasonings are sold between 45.95, 49.95 and 57.95 depending on the manufacturer; the English and Chinese sauces are trading at 32.95 and 59.95 per bottle.

    A NOTE

    Flights

    Transport users on route 31 walking Mendoza, San Vicente de Paul, Los Mina, Father Castellanos (17), Albert Thomas, hospital José Eduardo Aybar (Morgan), Josefa Brea, avenues Mexico, Maximo Gomez, Correa and Cidrón, Jiménez Moya and the Center of Heroes (Fair), protested that the company Caribe Tours ordered an increase from 20 to 25 pesos at the rate of passage, without notice. The reaction of people who use daily these units were expressed by reused to pay the increase. Torus Caribbean justified the hike lubricants, tires and accessories, and cost of operations have doubled.

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    Journalists National toured the large squares where supermarkets La Sirena, National, Plaza Lama, Jumbo, Olé, Bravo, La Cadena, and others, where he consisted that same item recorded different prices are whose amounts range from three, four and five pesos per unit, and even more

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    the way the press writes about this on regular basis makes you expect that half of the population should have died off by now. but no such thing. so i recon it's good for dramatic press articles but does not translate into the reality of starved nation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    the way the press writes about this on regular basis makes you expect that half of the population should have died off by now. but no such thing. so i recon it's good for dramatic press articles but does not translate into the reality of starved nation.
    Sometimes it is expressed by crime, sometimes immigration, sometimes corruption.

    Look at Venezuela , no one looks hunger in the videos there. In fact, less hungry than DR.... and yet .....

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    the point is: people scrap by. newspapers make it sound apocalyptic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    the point is: people scrap by. newspapers make it sound apocalyptic.
    For the poor people - and there are a lot of them in DR - a few pesos here and there does make a big difference.

    For the rest of us, it's more of an annoyance when I go to the supermarket and I see the prices are up again.




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    Sky-high prices on food and medicines

    Inflation wages down every day due to widespread increases that are located from five to 30 percent, applied during recent weeks prices of basic necessities, medicines, tickets and other goods and services.

    Pharmacists confirmed that 80 percent of medicines, especially those of foreign manufacture imported by local laboratories have experienced increases that are at 20 and 30 percent, while domestic at 5%.
    Reporters of The National in a tour confirmed the price increases in the pound of garlic, onion, edible fats, meats, cheeses, juices, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks, soaps, detergents, and others.

    It was noted that many agricultural areas have also experienced increases, such as yams, pumpkin, beans, onions, garlic, lemons, pineapple, melons, and vegetables and legumes.

    The increases were noted in convenience stores and supermarkets exclusive areas, middle class and poor of Greater Santo Domingo.

    The screams are heard at the sky high prices to convenience stores items and medicines in pharmacies are sold, and even in vehicles due to the cost of bus fares and the only cry it is "no one to defend us" .

    Users ask the authorities to intervene by taking measures to improve and reduce the upward climb recorded in the prices of basic commodities.

    "Gone elections and won and now we increase prices of essential goods to the clouds to take us the devil" and said the National Mrs. Andrea Cuevas, who bought in a grocery store in Villas Agricolas, District .

    Mrs. Miledys Guillermo said that after the elections of May 15, the prices of the vast majority of staple products "are skyrocketing and government authorities do nothing to stop the increases and for us the poor" .

    Meanwhile, Mr. Miguel Silverio said that everything is stable and good prices, "but what is there is no money to buy, because what little you earn is not enough. Prices are affordable, but there is circulating to acquire it. "

    In addition, committee leaders and homemakers federations and trade associations, presented complaints soon circulating, reduced purchases and sales "that is making life more difficult for Dominicans."

    Fabio Soto, grocery store Ortiz in La Fe, said she sells sardines 40, 75 and 80 pesos, depending on the size, milk liter of Listamilk is trading at 70 pesos, a pound of rice is sold at 30 weights, and lost 18, 20 16 and 22 ounces. The juices are sold Ricas 25, 35 75 and 80 pesos.

    Ricardo Martinez grocery store Vianey Villa Juana, said prices of many items have experienced increases, and others remain stable.

    Meanwhile, Samuel Rosso Ramirez, Charina Grocery store employee, said sales are "loose" after the elections, and the prices of drinks, cold meats, edible oil, recorded increases ranging from 10 to 20 pesos per gallon.

    He also expressed that increased the beans, one pound is trading at 65 pesos and sold in recent months between 40 and 48 pesos, red and pints. They also experience increases sugars, which rose 100 pesos per sack and two pound weights sweet.

    Gregory Rojas, grocery store "Emilio" in Villa Consuelo, said that in recent days have experienced price increases sausage, onions, ranging from five to 10 pesos, while an egg sold for $ 3.50 and $ 3.80, today it sells for $ 4.75.

    Others who have risen prices are juices, milk powder and liquid, soft drinks or soft drinks, cigarettes and alcoholic beverages.

    Ariel Franco grocery store Don Lorenzo, confirmed that in recent weeks have recorded increases in high-demand products housewives, between three and four percent.

    "Products that have increased prices are rice, oil, onions, beans, cheeses, sausages, detergents".

    But he said the condiments recorded stability in costs.
    Other price increases were recorded in cigarettes, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks

    Construction materials

    It was also reported that many tools at hardware stores and building materials prices have risen, such as gravels, rods, nails, cement and other products.

    Employees attribute the rise in prices of construction materials to the rise in the premium dollar and other factors affecting overseas and local market.

    Medicines

    Pharmacists confirmed that 80 percent of medicines, especially those of foreign manufacture imported by local laboratories have experienced increases that are at 20 and 30 percent, while domestic at 5%.

    "This year 80% of the drugs, the laboratories have increased 20 and up to 30%, including pills patients suffering from pressure or heart disease, painkillers and antibiotics," said the manager of a pharmacy located Villa Agricultural capital.

    However, indicated that drugs manufactured domestically kept prices unchanged.
    At present the products most in demand are acetaminophen, flu and allergy due to the zika and flu virus, said Leonardo Leen, former president of the National Association of Pharmacy.

    Cost of products

    In the hyper-markets, toothpaste sells for 80 pesos and 195; the oral rinses between 105, 140, 179 and 185 pesos. according to the manufacturer.

    Bath soaps are quoted from 15, 21, 35, 37 and 39, 49.95, 65 and 69 pesos each. Cuaba soap pasta to $ 36 is sold; 5 Sunami brand pasta for $ 84.95; 5 of gladiator for $ 80; 5 of Hispano 92. A sleeve striped soap for 70 pesos; five balls of soap washer $ 109 and 5 105 padlock ball.

    The cover small Rayito sold at 82 pesos, the Fab detergent, Omo, Ace, and Bright sold to 78, 85, 85 and 109 pesos, the sheath 500 grams.

    Chlorine, a gallon gallon is trading at 74.95, and a half for 49 pesos, others are sold at $ 110 and the average to $ 76.
    Paper towel kitchen sold between 48, 60, 85, 92, 102, 115, 125 and 139, depending on the brands; meanwhile, packages of napkins 100 units, is sold at 20, 15, 48 and 59 pesos, according lar brand. The toilet paper is priced between 19, 22, 24, 25, 28, 31, even 46 pesos per unit.

    Rice La Garza in supermarkets sells for $ 27.50 and 31-80 the select and top; The Pinco to 24.90; Don Quico is sold at $ 20.50.

    A bottle of oil costs $ 49.00 Crisol; Manicero $ 61.00 and 49 pesos Gallo. Half gallon of oil worth 165 pesos La Joya like the Gallo; Mazola $ 239; Manicero 390 a gallon.

    The gallon of Wesson Canola Oil sells for $ 609, and $ 159 to Diamente. Bottle of olive oil is 0.25 grams and $ 119 to $ 125.00 Figaro.

    Listamilk liquid milk, sells for $ 54.95, to $ 66.95 la Rica, semi-skimmed to $ 62.95; Vaquita to $ 49.95; Two of the three types Pino 56, 58 and 61 pesos a liter carton; that of Milex in at 59 pesos and Parmalat to $ 62 pesos, and Carnation milk price is 50 large and 30 small tin.

    Powdered milk is sold in hyper markets the sheath $ 205.95 and $ 155.95, the Milex Nest 360 grams to $ 195; the Kanny to 149; Dos Pinos Rica 179 and 142 pesos.

    Pasta domestic manufacturing unit prices recorded between 25.95 and $ 28.00 per pound.

    The box of 12 units soup sells for $ 69.75 ie $ 5.75 unit; vinegar bottle sells for $ 23.95 and $ 18.95 to $ 20.00 white
    The can of black beans red, white and paint is sold at 42, 44, 46, 48, 64, 65 and 57, and 63.95 pesos. Sardines are sold to 32, 44, 49, 52 and 55 pesos, and a small sausage is sold in 28 and 29 pesos.

    Cans of corn are traded between 49, 55, 58, 59.95, 62, 67 and 79 pesos, depending on the brand; green pigeon peas and domestically produced 45, 59, 62, 67, 79.

    Half gallon of regular costs yogour 172 and 160 pesos, strawberry flavor $ 195; Guava $ 109.95. A carton of orange juice worth 189 100 × 100 and 159 pesos with and without sugar.

    The pound fresh chicken in the super is the Cibao $ 57, $ 54.95 and $ 64 and Unipollo to $ 69: 95 at different super. Smoked pork chop worth $ 119 lbs and the short rib $ 119.95.

    The pound eggplant worth $ 24; tayota that of $ 13; tomato boogaloo $ 32; cucumber cool $ 22; tomato salad $ 32; chili pepper $ 69; Celery $ 27; $ 39 cubanela chili, cabbage and beet $ 85 $ 34.00. The white onion is sold at $ 89 a pound, red at $ 125; the zonahora $ 28, and $ 199 garlic.

    Green bananas are sold per pound $ 22 and $ 32 yellow; White yautía to $ 85; Yellow $ 79.95; coco yam to $ 79.95; fresh yam $ 59; batata $ 26; cassava $ 34; Pope 16.95; auyama $ 24.95; the egg carton of 30 units sold in 145, 159, 199 and 205 pesos, according thequality and producer.

    Zanahora pound is $ 22.95; the cucumber to $ 17.95 and celery and iceberg lettuce 19:95 sold $ 39.95. One pound of red beans to bulk is $ 55.95 and rice are sold between 16.00.

    A pound of cod is quoted at 134 pesos and herring $ 79. Picapica large tin is sold between 29, 52 and 55 pesos, depending on the brand.

    Liquid seasonings are sold between 45.95, 49.95 and 57.95 depending on the manufacturer; the English and Chinese sauces are trading at 32.95 and 59.95 per bottle.

    A NOTE

    Flights

    Transport users on route 31 walking Mendoza, San Vicente de Paul, Los Mina, Father Castellanos (17), Albert Thomas, hospital José Eduardo Aybar (Morgan), Josefa Brea, avenues Mexico, Maximo Gomez, Correa and Cidrón, Jiménez Moya and the Center of Heroes (Fair), protested that the company Caribe Tours ordered an increase from 20 to 25 pesos at the rate of passage, without notice. The reaction of people who use daily these units were expressed by reused to pay the increase. Torus Caribbean justified the hike lubricants, tires and accessories, and cost of operations have doubled.

    THE DATA

    different prices

    Journalists National toured the large squares where supermarkets La Sirena, National, Plaza Lama, Jumbo, Olé, Bravo, La Cadena, and others, where he consisted that same item recorded different prices are whose amounts range from three, four and five pesos per unit, and even more

    http://elnacional.com.do/precios-por...-medicamentos/
    Horrible translation but generally speaking it looks as if prices are increased in relation to prices in the US not because of actual increased demand or currency fluctuation.

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    Bread and eggs and milk have all gone down locally here in Jose Luis in the last 90 days. I buy the jumbo pack of 20 eggs. It was up to 132 pesos and has slid down first to 121 and as of today 114. The loaf of bread I had been buying was 84 pesos and is now 78. Also diet Pepsi was 63++ pesos and now back to 48. Platanos maduros were as high as 18 pesos each and now are down to 8 again.
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    Tell ME about it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I have a household of 8 to feed, and "OTHERS" who don't need a watch to know when it's 12 noon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I do ALL the shopping,and have for 20 years.
    I can tell you that it ain't cheap to live hereanymore, if it ever was.
    I'm going to Boston on June 15th.
    I am always shocked that everything is cheaper there, EXCEPT Hookers.
    So I guess it's about even!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Criss Colon View Post
    Tell ME about it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I have a household of 8 to feed, and "OTHERS" who don't need a watch to know when it's 12 noon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I do ALL the shopping,and have for 20 years.
    I can tell you that it ain't cheap to live hereanymore, if it ever was.
    I'm going to Boston on June 15th.
    I am always shocked that everything is cheaper there, EXCEPT Hookers.
    So I guess it's about even!



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    Haha, my suegra used to grumble about those "OTHERS" whose tummies told such perfect time. Made me smile to remember.




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    What I have noticed recently , I will say since Christmas ,is that the prices of goods that I buy on a regular basis are now varying much more between the various supermarkets and pharmacy chains than they did before . For example ,prices of platanos maduros and grapes can vary by as much as 30 % between chains and the prices of Micardis 80 and Atarax 25 vary by more than 20% . It is annoying to have to shop around for pretty basic items but it is now necessary. .I can understand how people can say that the cost of living in a very ordinary way is not cheap but ,on the other hand if you want to live just moderately well with some quailty angus beef, interesting vegetables, good french wine and cheeses and melons and exotic fruits then this place is excellent value . Just try to live the same way in London or Paris .

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