MACEDONIANS BUY THE CHEAPEST FOOD
Macedonian and Bulgarian citizens buy cheapest beverages and food, opposite the Croatian citizens who buy the most expensive in the region, according to the data by the Bulgarian National Statistical institute, published Wednesday in Croatian media.
The beverage and food prices in Macedonia and Bulgaria are twice cheaper than the European Union's average in 2006. In these countries, the 2006 price level indices was 56 points of the EU average with 100 points. Denmark - with 142 points - is most expensive in EU.
The EU candidate countries Croatia (89) and Turkey (84) have price level indices similar to the EU average. The Slovenian price index is 86, Montenegro - 74, Serbia - 67 and Bosnia & Herzegovina - 71.
Price level indices are calculated as the ratio between Purchasing Power Parities (PPPs) and exchange rates for each country, in relation to the EU average.
MD: Well as the EU is coming closer and closer, this will probably end soon.