As the cost of most vegetables stayed in check, it would be ideal to start the week on a healthy note by rustling up a salad or maybe trying a vegetarian dish for a palate change. However, steer away from buying onions if you're looking for a cost-effective option!
Another reason for a veggie-weighted diet is that chicken got a bit pricier, edging up Dh1.6 to currently cost Dh13.9. On the other hand, you could opt for fish.
The price of a kilo of Kingfish dropped to Dh47.9 from Dh58.9 - a difference of Dh11. Or else, you could go for some baked Salmon, as the protein-rich fish was now slightly cheaper by Dh4.1 to now cost Dh39.9 from Dh44.
Although the cost of most groceries stayed steady, the top-end price of onions rose from Dh2.8 to currently Dh17. Also, the cost of lime too ticked up, now costing as much as Dh23, rising from Dh16.8.
The good news, though, is that regardless of whether you are buying pantry staples like flour, rice and pasta, or going for the big proteins like Hamour fish, beef or lamb, the prices have remained the same. This may be a good time to get your shopping in, avoiding the weekend crowds.
Another segment which has seen prices remain steady throughout most of the COVID-19 period is that of face masks and hand sanitisers, which are essential to stay safe during the pandemic. Face masks can range from Dh0.5 to Dh2 per piece and a 50ml bottle of a hand sanitiser can cost anywhere between Dh5.30 to Dh21.20.
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