Basic food products in Merida: more than 150 pesos difference from one store to another

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The Federal Consumer Protection Agency (Profeco), pointed out, for the fifth consecutive week, the Central de Abastos de Merida is the most expensive place in the south and southeast of the country to buy the basic food basket.

Following the presentation of the report “Who’s who in the prices of necessities“, concerning the prices monitored between March 6 and 10, the head of the federal agency, Ricardo Sheffield Padilla, indicated that Merida has one of the most expensive points of sale in all of Mexico.

The south-southeast zone, comprising states such as Yucatan, Campeche, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz, Chiapas, Oaxaca, and Guerrero, has no comparison with the high prices at which the Central de Abastos de Merida sells the food package, offering the 24 items at MXN 1,107.40.

Although the price has been steadily decreasing, as last week it was at 1,138.60 MXN, the price of the basic food basket at the Central de Abastos de Merida is still the highest in the region.

In contrast, the food package at the Bodega Aurrerá supermarket on Itzáes Avenue, also located in the Yucatecan capital, stood out among the five most affordable for consumers with a price of MXN 951.70 pesos.

The difference between the prices of the basic food basket from one place to another, from the points indicated by Profeco, is 155.70 pesos.

Instead, the cheapest price in the south-southeast region was located in the Soriana Súper on Tulum Avenue, in the city of Cancun, Quintana Roo, whose price for the 24 products is 906.40 pesos.

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