Turkey's hunger poverty line reaches 43,623 liras
According to a new report by the DİSK Birleşik Metal-İş Class Research Center (BİSAM), the hunger poverty line in Turkey reached 43,623 TL in September 2023. This means that a family of four must spend at least this amount each month on food to maintain a healthy and balanced diet.
The report's findings are a stark reminder of Turkey's rising cost of living. With inflation at over 80%, many Turkish families are struggling to make ends meet.
The report found that a family of four should make monthly food expenditures for a healthy and balanced diet was 12 thousand 612 liras for September 2023.
The monthly equivalent of the foods that an adult man should consume for a healthy and balanced diet was 3 thousand 451 liras. This value was 3 thousand 297 liras for an adult woman, 3 thousand 549 liras for a young person aged 15-18, and 2 thousand 314 liras for a child aged 4-6.
The highest cost group in daily expenditures in September 2023 was the milk and dairy products group, with an expenditure requirement of 138.16 liras.
The minimum expenditure required for the meat, poultry, and fish group was 81.94 liras. The daily expenditure for vegetables and fruits reached 89.38 liras.
The expenditure for bread was 33.38 liras per day, while fats and oils needed 23.99 liras. Eggs cost 8.97 liras, and sugar, honey, jam, and molasses cost 11.53 liras.