Impulse buys at the checkout line, step aside, a new sheriff is in town, and seemingly detrimental to the unsuspecting buyer. The culprit is, in fact, a hamburger of all things. If you are ever visiting Venezuela as an American, beware of that classic home fare because these things no longer pack a bunch of calories, but can actually ruin your budget. As of recently, Open Corporates reported a hamburger has skyrocketed to a whopping $170 in the country.
No, this product is not accented with gold buns of Kobe beef, but is just a simple burger. In a country where the current currency rate is ten bolivars to one US dollar, prices of common items are sure to increase each day. Though these costs are astronomical to any visiting American, they are proving to be difficult to meet for citizens of Venezuela like Jose Figueroa as well.
As a happy medium has yet to be reached for most expenses in the country, the rest of the world continues to pray for the stabilization of the country. If the motive to pray is the result of a hamburger, then so be it!