Increased poverty, Albanians spend less on food

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Albanians are currently on a “diet.” The factors are high pricing and poor earnings. If you found meat, fish, eggs, or fruit on a family’s table last year, today’s meals often consist of bread, milk, and largely seasonal vegetables.

According to the Institute of Statistics, a family’s monthly meat expenditure in 2020 has been 8300 lek, or nearly 16 kilograms of meat, compared to 5300 lek, or 11 kilograms in 2021.

But what does this mean for a society in which residents are denied access to even the most basic goods?

Malnutrition’s health implications are unavoidable.

The cost of food has climbed by an average of twenty percent in comparison to the same time last year, which can be expressed as an increase in monetary value. 4,800 ALL, which indicates potential cost reductions in the near future.