In Muğla, prices also increased in the Köyceğiz district market, which is cheaper than others due to the large number of producers selling. Those who used to come to the market in the early hours of the morning have now started to prefer the evening when prices drop.
While the economic distress across the country is increasing day by day, prices have also skyrocketed in the Köyceğiz district market, which is cheaper than other markets due to more producers selling their own products.
Those who come to the market early in the morning now prefer the evening hours, when prices drop. Köyceğiz market, whose vegetable and fruit prices were at least 5 lira cheaper than other districts in previous months, has had its share of economic difficulties. The people of the district, who go to the market early in the morning to buy fresher and better products, now wait for the prices to drop in the afternoon.
PRICES INCREASED AS THE WEATHER COLD
There was an increase of 5-10 lira per kilo in the Köyceğiz market between the prices two weeks ago and today. For some products, this figure has almost doubled. Eggplant, which goes on sale at the market for 25-30 lira in the morning, goes down to 10-15 lira in the evening.
25 lira tomatoes are sold for 15 TL, and small ones are sold for 6-12.5 TL. Greens 10, grapes 30-50, lemon 10, apple 25-35, leek 25, spinach 25, celery 35-40, pepper 25-40 lira. The most expensive are chestnuts, which cost 250 lira per kilo, and dragon fruit, which cost 50 TL each.
KÖYCEĞİZ MARKET HAS NOW BECOME A LUXURY
In Köyceğiz, where mostly locals and retirees live and does not benefit from much tourism, living conditions have become more expensive compared to the past.
Saliha Köse, who settled in Köyceğiz after retiring while living in Ankara, said, “My wife is also retired, we bought a place here and settled here. We started buying the same products for 400-450 lira in the market where we spent 300 lira two weeks ago. We leave shopping until after 16.00 so that the prices are a little cheaper. We have nothing else to do. We had to cut down to one kilo, where we used to gain two kilos,” she said.