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Business News of Saturday, 24 December 2016


Xmas food favorites and what they will cost you

With the onset of the festive period comes hikes in the prices of food stuff especially the essential Christmas goodies.

A visit to most markets across the Greater Accra Region show that majority of Christmas dinner essentials and other food stuff including poultry, rice, oil, confectionary among others increased to about 30 percent a few days to the holidays.

Citi Business News Reporter Anita Arthur who visited various markets in the capital city Accra reports that it will cost a family of four at least 600 hundred cedis to buy food stuff to cook a full meal of (Goat meat tomato stew and rice )with dessert (Danish cookies medium size and coke) on Christmas day.

So how much are you likely to pay for some essential Christmas foodstuff across markets in Accra during the festive period?

Goat (medium size) – 300 cedis

Goat (large size) – 450 cedis

Chicken layer (female) – 35 cedis

Chicken layer (male) – 65 cedis

Chicken broiler (medium) – 30 cedis

Rice (50Kg) – 110 cedis

Rice (25Kg) – 200 -280 cedis

Rice (1 Kg) – 9 cedis

Tin tomatoes (2200 gms) – 17 cedis

Tim tomatoes (400grms) – 4 cedis

Cooking oil (25 litre/gallon) – 130 cedis

Cooking oil (5 litre) – 45 cedis

Cooking oil (1 litre) – 13 cedis


Piccadilly (small) 16 cedis

Danish cookies (medium size) – 25 cedis

Six pack (1 litre) of coke/fanta/sprite – 47 cedis