In the last weeks of August and the beginning of September, staple food prices and prices of non-food products and services have risen, indicate the results of a quick survey conducted by the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria. The poll was conducted between August 26 and September 1 and covers 32 goods and services.
In one year only, the price of vegetable oil has increased by 43%. The price of cucumbers went up by nearly 36%. The prices of other essential goods such as bread have also increased significantly. The sharp rise in the price of oil and natural gas on the international commodity markets will lead to an increase in the price of central heating and electricity in Bulgaria in the beginning of 2022. Thus, the household budget will be spent primarily on food, electricity and heating at the expense of health care, education, etc.