The price of fuel and some food items continues to increase as the value of the Jamaican dollar against the US currency further declines. We asked The Gleaner’s social media followers how they have been responding to price increases.
I buy what I need and put aside the frivolous spending.
Want to buy a bike to cut down my travelling expenses, but wifey not having it.
Buying only what’s needed and finding something in the house to carry for lunch daily.
A hope fi more pay but me nah see it a come.
Nothing new here, from the devil was a boy I have been going through this.
The cost of goods has been drastically increased, especially since the pandemic. The Government should encourage ppl to eat what they grow to support and stimulate the local economy.
Huge cutback in eating properly. Need a pay raise.
God alone carrying me through, worse with a pay rate of US$2 per hour where I work.
It’s terrible. I thought in a pandemic they would think about the poor and people who not working.
Honestly, I need somewhere to live. Remember, either you’re working or not at this time and people aren’t fair. Those who have it aren’t paying us properly and don’t intend to. With that said, thank God for good family and friends when it comes to food and whatever else they can help with.
Mi start do fasting regular so mi can cut back pon the food bill.
Not well at all, especially since the Government doesn’t see it fit to give public sector workers a decent increase to help us cushion these hikes in prices.
Saving more and eating less. There’s no more eating when you’re hungry but eating when you’re starving and about to black out. Can’t waste the food unless it’s an emergency.
Drive 15 minutes to buy cheap gas.