Saturday, 4 January 2014

Algarve - 2013 - Price of Fish Highest in Portugal

In case you are wondering why the price of fish on your recent holiday in the Algarve Region of Portugal, was so high...ask no more!

National Portuguese Daily, Correio da Manha today reports that the average price of fish per kilo in the Algarve in the first ten months of 2013 was 2,45 euros as against an average price in the Portuguese national market of 1,57 euros.

Those of us who regularly travel from the Algarve to the rest of Portugal often comment on how much cheaper food is in Lisbon, Coimbra and Porto but these figures cast a whole new light on the issue.

By Toutatis, personally, I cannot understand how fish can be +- 55% more expensive in the Algarve than in the rest of Portugal. Sure there are transport costs but this differential is staggering.

Maybe the time has come for potential visitors to Portugal to increasingly look at the rest of Portugal as more economic option for vacation.

Article here (in Portuguese):