These days, 10,000 won is not enough to eat and drink tea outside.

Convenience store convenience foods that are relatively cheap and easy to eat have become popular due to rising prices.

This is Correspondent Jeong Seong-jin.


With 8,000 won for kalguksu, 5,000 won for Americano, and soaring prices, convenience stores were one of the few options for a meal and a cup of tea.

However, it is now a thing of the past.

Convenience store coffee, known for the happiness of 1,000 won, disappeared as the price of coffee beans rose.

[Gong Yun-taek / Job Seeker: Convenience store coffee also went up a bit.

When I saw it, it was 200~300 won.]

The price of chicken at convenience stores, which was popular because it was cheaper than franchise companies, also jumped.

Since this month, CU has increased the amount of fried foods such as chicken by 14% and GS25 by 10%.

Convenience stores are being affected as the prices of flour and cooking oil rise due to the Ukraine crisis.

E-Mart 24 increased the prices of kimbap and hamburgers, and 7-Eleven increased the prices of lunch boxes.

[Bae Jun-hyun / Job seeker: The price of convenience store lunch boxes has risen a lot, so I don’t think I will eat it if the price rises a little more.]

Now, convenience store companies are raising the price of different items slightly, but due to the nature of the industry, in the end, these products increase one after another. it looks like it will be

The problem is that now is not the peak.

If producer prices, which have risen for four consecutive months, are gradually reflected in consumer prices, the price burden will inevitably increase.

[Ha Jun-kyung / Professor of Economics, Hanyang University: How it affects inflation expectations is important.

When the overall price, service price, and restaurant price all go up, inflation expectations are bound to rise.]

The government decided to closely monitor the perceived price, but there are many views that the effect will be limited in the global inflation situation.

(Video coverage: Park Jin-ho, video editing: Kim Kyung-yeon)