Georgia’s consumer prices keep
growing breaking all-time highs - in the current year prices have
risen by an average of 13.4%.
affects all categories of the population, but especially those who are on the
brink of survival. This is especially evident in the city outskirts which are not almost visited by officials and deputies where
people have lost hope.
problems are most noticeable in the markets which are visited by the most socially vulnerable citizens.
market vendors as well as buyers say that the products are sold very poorly due
to high prices, and since the 90s hard times have come again.
prices have almost doubled that decreased sales. I have been working in the
market for 24 years, but I have never seen such high prices. Prices began to rise in 2017.
Meat price grew to GEL 20, the cheapest cheese - to GEL 12, ” says one of the vendors.
“Last year a kilogram of cheese cost GEL 6-7 , now it’s 12, meat cost 16 now its price rose to GEL 24. Only few people can buy products at such prices. Life was so hard only during the war, in the 90s. The dollar is rising as well as prices for all goods, ” another vendor who has worked on the market for 25 years.