What are people saying about price hike of daily commodities?
The monthly food cost of a family of four in Dhaka has increased by 51 percent in the last four years, according to a study by the Centre for Policy Dialogue.
According to the data available till February this year, even after stopping consumption of fish or meat for an entire month, a family will have to spend at least Tk 7,131 per month on food, which is 51 percent more than the same in 2019.
And if the family includes fish and meat in their diet, they will have to spend Tk 22,664, which is Tk 15,705 or 44 percent more than in 2019.
Another study on low-income people by Sanem, a non-governmental research organisation, says that more than 90 percent of the people have changed their eating habits due to the rise in commodity prices.
What are people saying about the market?