If you thought food prices were on the rise here, our neighbors to the north have an entirely different definition of high-priced groceries.
Residents of Nunavut, Canada have taken to Facebook to protest the high cost of groceries where they live. How high?
And, before you think “Well, that’s in Canadian dollars,” keep in mind that as of today, June 12th, the Canadian dollar is worth $1.02 to one U.S. dollar — close enough to being the equivalent of dealing with these kinds of prices in our own country.
Why are prices so high? Nunavut is located in “Canada’s Arctic,” in an extremely northern and isolated area of the country. The cost of transporting groceries to this area is high… but this is just crazy high. (And, couponing in Canada does not work at all the way it does in the United States… and even if it did, a dollar coupon isn’t making much of a dent on these prices.)
Several news outlets have more information on the food prices in Nunavut today:
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