Food Basics More Expensive in Seventeen Brazilian Cities

By Ruth Faulkner, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Food basics were found to be more expensive in seventeen out of eighteen state capital cities in Brazil, including Rio de Janeiro, in a recent survey by the Department of Statistics and Socioeconomic Studies (DIEESE). The food cost analysis was based on the Brazilian Cesta Básica (Staple Foods Basket).

The highest increases in the basket in the month of April were registered in Campo Grande (6.05 percent), in Rio de . . .

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