the beginning of this year, prices have risen so much that many people say that shopping this Chuseok is a burden. We've been looking at ways to save money and prepare well for your holiday dinner.
This is reporter Jeon Yeon-nam.
A traditional market in Seoul, it is difficult to compare with the past due to Corona 19, but it has been lively for a long time ahead of the Chuseok holiday.
[Janggye-dong / Mangwon Market Merchant: I feel the energy after a long time. I'm looking forward to this episode. Since tomorrow is a holiday, I think there will be more.]
There are many consumers who visit the market because of the high food prices.
[Yoo Jeong-ran / Mapo-gu, Seoul: (Food price) It is expensive. However, even though it is expensive, it is better than the supermarket and it is fresh, so vegetables and fish.]
How cheap it is, I bought the 10 items of Chuseok by myself.
[(Pork) How much is this?) For 600 grams, it is
I bought all the 10 holy items for Chuseok, such as chestnuts, apples, and Chinese cabbage, at the market, and a total of 72,600 won came out.
If you buy 10 of the same items and the same amount at a large mart, it was 103,000 won cheaper, and about 30,000 won at a traditional market.
In fact, the results of a survey conducted by the Agro-Fisheries and Food Trade Corporation on the prices of 28 items of Chuseok this year are similar.
[Yeouijin / Korea Agro-Fisheries and Distribution Corporation Distribution Information Department: There is a big price difference between beef, spinach, wild vegetables such as bracken, bellflower, and forest products such as chestnut jujube. We recommend that you use the traditional market.]
Cooking with chicken, which has only risen by 1.6% compared to pork, which has risen by nearly 10% from last year, can increase the cost-effectiveness.
In addition, mackerel rose 17.4%, so it is better to find another fish.
The price of vegetables such as cabbage and radishes has fallen by around 50% compared to last year, when the damage was severe such as the long rainy season and typhoons, and the prices of fruits such as apples and pears are also cheaper.
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