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92 percent of Mexicans estimate to spend between 1,000 and 5,000 pesos on a traditional dinner.
The general rise in prices in 2022 caused food to rise to double digits in December.
The GCE survey calculates 2,000 pesos as the average cost of a dinner in Mexico.
Although December started with inflation downwards, the economic havoc left in Mexico already impact Christmas and New Year celebrationsovershadowing the spending of this special date for the dinner of thousands of families.
And it is that the inflation of 2022 broke a record and became the largest in the last 12 years, which has made products in the basic basket exponentially more expensive and join the demand generated by the holiday season.
In fact, a survey conducted by the Strategic Communication Office (GCE) reveals that Mexicans are contemplating more modest dinners this year, in addition to cooking at home and avoiding extra paid services.
92 percent of the Mexicans surveyed will prepare typical dishes such as turkey for Christmas, forecasting an expense of between 1,000 and 5,000 pesos for their traditional meal, depending on the ingredients they buy and the number of dishes they prepare.
According to the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi), since November a slowdown in infaltion has begun to be registered, with a rate of 7.80 percent, which is less than the 8.41 percent in October that made the pockets of thousands tremble. of Mexicans. Thus, the National Consumer Price Induce It has been able to reveal a variation of 0.58 percent due to the decrease in agricultural and energy prices.
Inflation ‘steals’ the 2022 Christmas dinner
According to the Mexican Meat Council (Comecarne), the impact of inflation will be reflected in the most expensive Christmas and New Year dinners that have been seen, possibly, in 12 years, since the increases are already seen in products traditional.
For example, the kilo of turkey it went from 46.15 pesos, in December 2019, to 66.07 pesos last October; the leg it rose from 80.87 pesos to 105.53 pesos in November of this year; Meanwhile he pork loin it grew 26.24 pesos from 2019 to 2022, going from 91.44 pesos to 117.68 pesos each kilogram.
These three proteins are traditionally the main dish of choice for Christmas dinner, which is really shocking to see that this year they are 43, 30.49 and 28.69 percent more expensive, respectively.
However, it is important to highlight that, at least in these products, the increase in prices also derived from bird flu, in the case of turkey, and problems in the supply chain due to the war between Russia and Ukraine.
As for the other necessary and complementary supplies for Christmas dinner, we found a variation in prices for Mexico City that reflect this same feeling. The comparison of products of the basic basket will be for many Mexicans an invaluable method to save at the end of the year.
The GCE revealed that turkey, cod, romeritos, wine, cider, soft drinks, soup and desserts will be the dishes of choice for Mexican families, with an average cost of 2 thousand base pesos.
7.4 percent used to prepare romeritos; for 16.1 percent, the main dish will be baked leg; 8.8 contemplates mandatory dessert; 6.1 percent will prepare tamales; 5.1 percent prefer cod; 2.4 percent will cook chicken and only 1.9 percent will make pozole for Christmas dinner.
Likewise, the study reveals that 39.2 percent of Mexicans will allocate between 1,000 and 5,000 pesos; 9.8 percent will spend between 1,000 and 1,500; 5.4 percent will disburse between 1,600 and 2,000 pesos; and 1.4 percent plan to spend as little as dinner guests.
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