The lower and middle classes are greatly affected by the rising commodity price.
Rasheda Begum lives in a single-income household, where her husband works in a private company.
Although the price of commodities has skyrocketed, his salary has not. Not having enough to pay.
Basic necessities are now a big concern in her family.
In the past year, the prices of almost all essential commodities have gone up abnormally.
We have to spend from our savings and now it has become impossible to leave some money.
She also said that now, the situation is so bad that even if they get sick, they can’t afford it.
“Where living is difficult, the medical expenses are a kind of luxury,” she added.
According to the government agency Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS).
The average income of the people of the country has increased.
But for Rasheda Begum the reality is the opposite. Their income has stagnated.
While visiting some wet markets in Dhaka, the price of essentials were astronomically high.
The prices of rice, flour, edible oil, lentils, pulses, onion, garlic, turmeric, flour, milk, sugar, salt, eggs.
Other essentials have increased significantly.
Despite being the peak season for winter vegetables, they too are being sold at off season prices.
The price of vegetables is also quite high this time as compared to the earlier winters.
Sellers are blaming the unusual increase in the price of diesel, which has led to increased.
The price of locally grown onions is currently Tk35 and the imported ones are priced at Tk50.
The price of green chili is Tk70-80. Surprisingly, the prices of chili remain higher in the morning.
The price of coarse rice is Tk48 per kg, whereas the premium rice is sold at Tk60-68.
Which is still out of the reach of the lower and middle class.
There is no way to eat flat bread instead of rice, loose atta (flour) is sold at Tk36 per kg.
unchanged from the last week, whereas packed atta at Tk45 per kg.
remained unchanged leaving immeasurable sufferings for the poor.
The price of eggs, the cheapest source of animal protein for low-income groups, is Tk 37-Tk38.
The price of bottled soybean oil has been increased from Tk160 to Tk168 per litre.
The unbottled soybean price rose by Tk7 to Tk143. Prices of a five-litre bottle have gone.
However, according to Business Insider, the price of soybean oil at the international market at $1.46.
At the same time, the price of palm oil was hiked by Tk15 to Tk133 per litre in the local market.
Beef is being sold at Tk620 per kg, where mutton Tk880-Tk900 per kg, poultry chicken Tk145-Tk150.
Per kg, and the native chicken is sold at Tk420-Tk450 per kg.
White sugar is sold at Tk75 per kg and brown sugar is sold at Tk90-Tk100 per kg. Cylinder gas is sold.
While visiting the Shah Ali kitchen market of Mirpur area, it was seen that the winter vegetables.
Including cabbage, cauliflower, carrot, tomato, bean etc are being sold at higher prices than last winter.