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Prices at a glance

Published:Thursday | May 3, 2012 | 12:00 AM


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Groceries


T-Bone Steak (lb) $280 $450 $280
Limes (dz) $100 $150 $100/$120
Sweet Potatoes (lb) $40 $70 $40/$50
Scallion (lb) $50 $80 $60
String Beans (lb) $50 $80 $50
Yellow Yam (lb) $40 $70 $40/$50
Carrots (lb) $30/$40 $60 $40


T-Bone Steak

This choice cut of meat should not be hard to come by this week.

Meatshops across the island are asking $280 per pound.

However, some supermarkets in the Corporate area are asking as much as $450 for a pound.

Limes

This citrus fruit is not in abundance in markets across the island.

May Pen market is asking $100 for a dozen limes as will Montego Bay's Charles Gordon Market.

Sweet Potatoes

The asking price for a pound in most retail markets, ranges between $40 and $50 this week.

Montego Bay's Charles Gordon Market will quote those same prices, while downtown Kingston's less expensive locations will ask as little as $30 for a pound of sweet potato this week.

Scallion

Montego Bay's Charles Gordon Market will this week ask $50 to $60 for a pound of scallion as will most rural retail markets.

String beans

This is available for $50 in most markets across the island as well as in downtown Kingston.

Montego Bay's Charles Gordon Market is quoting prices ranging from $50 to $60 at this time for a pound of string beans, and downtown Kingston's cheaper outlets will charge $40 for a pound of string beans this week.

Yellow Yam

These days you can get a pound of yellow yam for $40 per pound.

Montego Bay's Charles Gordon Market is currently quoting the $40 price as well.

In downtown Kingston, the asking price is as little as $30 this week for a pound of yellow yam.

Carrots

The asking price for a pound in most retail markets is $30 per pound.

Montego Bay's Charles Gordon Market is asking the same price. In downtown Kingston the asking price can range from $20 to $25 for a pound.

- Vanda Richards