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Current issue | Issue 1195, (1-7 May 2014)
Saturday,16 December, 2017
Issue 1195, (1-7 May 2014)

Ahram Weekly

Price rises across the board

Egyptians trying to cover their growing expenses are to shoulder yet more burdens as a result of the government’s plans to tighten the fiscal deficit by lowering expenses and increasing revenues.

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Al-Ahram Weekly

This will be translated into cutting subsidies on energy, alone representing 20 per cent of the state budget, and increasing taxes.

While officials and many experts say the increases in prices will not affect the low-income brackets of the population, other commentators fear that prices could rise for all as a result of the changes.

Al-Ahram Weekly examines the expected increases and their effects on household budgets


 

 

Struggling to make ends meet

Israa and Samer, a middle-income couple, explain to Sherine Abdel-Razek their daily battle to provide a decent life for their family


Fuelling food  inflation

Mona El-Fiqi


More expensive cooking

Sherine Abdel-Razek


Turning off ACs

Sherine Abdel-Razek


Costlier fuel

Nesma Nowar


Doing it differently?

Noha Moustafa

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