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Butter for 10 crowns, milk for 2 or transformation of prices of basic foodstuffs in time

Butter for 10 crowns, milk for 2 or transformation of prices of basic foodstuffs in time Butter, eggs, sugar, milk and coffee. These are some of the most used raw materials and food in Czech kitchens. While under communism, their price does not exceed 10 Czechoslovak crowns, nowadays, people can take up to several times more expensive. How developed domestic price of most basic foodstuffs, illustrates a specialist in retail and wholesale Roman Mazak, president of CBA Teams CZ.

Butter: From 10 crowns for Communism to 51 crowns

One of the most basic foodstuffs Czech households since time immemorial butter. Until the late 19th century was the only form of butter home production. It was not until the invention of the centrifuge in 1872 enabled the gradual introduction of industrial production. Butter has a kitchen universal use, either as an ingredient in both savory and sweet dishes, or as a simple accessory for spreading on bread.

Price Development expert eyes: While in 1989, 250 grams of butter cost 10 crowns, more than twenty years later, in 2010, the price was around 40 crowns. In 2016, the price then climbed to more than 51 crowns.

Eggs: From 1 CSK price climbed 4 crown

Eggs of different species of birds have been part of the human diet since prehistoric times. Before domesticated fowl spread to Europe, ate there eggs quail, pheasant, duck or goose. Today, however, the Czech diet is dominated mainly chicken eggs. Eggs are eaten separately in different forms are used for manufacturing of bread, pastries, meat products, pasta, sweets, puddings, liqueurs, mayonnaise and sauces.

Price Development expert eyes: While in 1966, according to the CSO became one egg crown in 1984 to more expensive stores at CZK 1.20. For the same price, people could buy eggs in 1989. In 2010, the customer left the store for ten piece pack of chicken eggs about 26 crowns last nine crowns more, roughly 37 crowns.

Sugar: Kilo was under communism bought for 8 crowns, now 24 crowns

The origin of the sugar goes even several thousand years before our era, in Europe, sugar beet cultivation to spread during the Napoleonic wars. Since the mid-19th century, sugar became Europe's common goods, and its consumption is still growing. In the late 19th century, even 88% of the sugar produced in the Czech lands. Czech came to the history as the first manufacturer of sugar cubes. In 1841 he produced cukrovarníků Jakub Krystof Rad Dačice.

Price Development expert eyes: In 1989 he stood kilogram of sugar cubes 8 crowns. At the beginning of the millennium, the price of a kilogram of sugar fluctuated little over twenty-five crowns. Last year, it was even less than 24 crowns.

Milk: From 2 to CSK liter of milk climbed to 17 crowns

Milk is one of the oldest subsistence which man learned to obtain from nature. The cow was part of almost every farmstead until the mid-20th century. Substantial changes in the dairy then occurred in the second half of the 19th century, which saw the beginnings of the industrial processing of milk. Then they were created the first cooperative dairy. Milk can be eaten alone as a drink or we can use it in many sweet recipes.

Price Development expert eyes: In 1989, a liter of semi-skimmed milk at 2 crowns. In 2002, the price of a liter of milk has increased to around 14 crowns in 2010 to more than 16 crowns, in 2016 the customer paid an extra only about an extra dime.

Coffee historically cheaper

Over the homeland of coffee can be considered as Ethiopia, the province of Kaffa. Although it has been growing coffee until the late 18th century the prerogative of the inhabitants of the Arabian Peninsula, coffee drinking has spread in the 15th century to the countries of the Orient. In 1517, the Turkish military expedition brought coffee from Egypt to Constantinople. From Turkey to drink coffee then spread to other European countries. In the late 17th century, coffee consumption has become routine in almost all European countries. As the first Czechs came into contact with coffee Herman Cernin of Chudenice and kryštof harant on his way to Constantinople at the end of the 16th century. After more than a hundred years, the coffee came to the attention of most Praguers. Although the most popular drink in the Czech Republic remains a Turkish coffee, progressively increasing popularity of drinking instant coffee.

Price Development expert eyes: In 1989, people could buy 100 grams of roasted coffee for 24 crowns. In 2002, for example, 250-gram package of coffee Jacobs was 32.80 CZK in 2016 for his customer had to pay almost 61 crowns.

Source: tz, editorially modified

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