Economy May 9, 2023 | 11:37 am

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Alcántara defends study places the Dominican Republic with lower products than several US states.

Santo Domingo.- Eddy Alcántara, the director of the National Institute for the Protection of Consumer Rights (Pro Consumidor), has once again defended the study which placed the Dominican Republic with the lowest basic food basket in Central America and the Caribbean. He explained that the study was conducted by the Market Analysis Unit of the General Directorate of Consumer Protection of Honduras, and not by the Dominican Republic itself.

According to the study, with 66.34 dollars, Dominicans can buy the same basic food basket that would cost 103.31 dollars in New York, and 117.64 dollars in Boston. Alcántara emphasized that this was not something made up by Pro Consumidor, but rather was based on the findings of an international organization.

Alcántara also noted that while inflation has hit the Dominican Republic, the country’s good management of economic policy has minimized its impact. Overall, the director defended the study’s results and emphasized that they reflect the reality faced by consumers in the country.

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May 9, 2023 10:11 pm

Our county is till the highest in Electricity cost, taxes, etc. I go on US sites and often find the same products 2-3x cheaper in the United States. The st-pid politicians wonder why our youth wants to leave the island. Eating out here you get less food from KFC,Mc Donalds, Taco Bell and we have no value menu. You spend more money in the Dominican republic then eating out in the United States now.

May 9, 2023 11:03 pm

he has no clue ….how did he get this post ?!…comparing earning abilities(potential )of those above named States with us here is ludicrous…
No wonder we have problems here when pafoons like him …yes pafoons are major entertainers in this circus …