The price of Lithuania’s staple food – potatoes – rose the most among produce sold in the country. The key ingredient behind the likes of Cepelinai, Vedarai, and Kugelis cost on average 70 cents per kilogram, rising by 66.1% since last year, according to a survey carried out by pricer.lt.
Bananas came second, rising by 50.50%, to 95 cents per kilogram, and tomatoes – by 39.6%, at 1.03 euros.
However, apples depreciated the most, by 51.3%, to 43 cents per kilogram. Cost of “Panevezio plius” sugar decreased by 13.5%, to 77 cents per kilogram, and dark chocolate “Karuna” went down by 11.5%, to 86 cents per 100 gram.
According to pricer.lt, the cheapest staple food basket in July was in Norfa (50.48 euros), followed by Maxima (50.97 euros), and Lidl (54.01 euros). (LRT/Business World Magazine)