Food prices hit households the most, shows survey


Inflation, that is, the increase in prices, mostly affected the citizens in the procurement of food, according to the survey “Perceptions and attitudes of citizens and households regarding inflation in North Macedonia”, conducted by three non-governmental organizations. The public debate dedicated to the effects of measures to mitigate the economic crisis was held in Tetovo on Tuesday.
The survey showed that households feel most affected by the increase in food prices (average score of 4.47 on a scale of 1-5), electricity (4.39), fuel (4.12), heating (4.09), medicines and health services. Out of 1853 surveyed citizens, 60.4% replied that their household cannot save on food and cannot cut costs, even if they try.

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