Tuesday, December 18 2012 @ 11:41 AM EST
Contributed by: Don Winner
In these shops we found Christmas hams starting at $17.00, turkeys from $16.00, rice from $2.09 for five pounds and the popular "guandú" at $3.95.
A food that cannot be missing from the Christmas table is the traditional "rosca" of egg bread that is available at an affordable price, as well as the popular apples and grapes, all within reach of the budget.
In total you can expect to spend about 80 dollars on the purchase of the basic ingredients of Christmas dinner, for about 4 people. (TVN)
Editor's Comment: During the evening news broadcast yesterday TVN ran down the results of their price survey for the "basic family food basket" and found big differences in prices for the exact same goods, depending on where you shop. The cheapest prices are at the Xtra supermarkets nearest to the poorest neighborhoods, while (not surprisingly) the highest prices are at the Riba Smith and Super99 supermarkets closest to the most exclusive neighborhoods of Panama City.