The new year started with a historic high for the Khachapuri Index. The Index continued its upward trend, reaching an average cost of 5.77 GEL in January 2022. This is 1.8% higher than December 2021 (MoM) and 23.7% higher compared to January 2021 (YoY). The highest price increase was observed for eggs (47%) and flour (31%).
We’re keeping to our traditions and have cooked up a New Year Supra Index for our readers once again this year. The Index identifies the average cost of a standard festive supra meal for a family of five to six people over every Georgian region.
On 18 November, ISET’s Agricultural Policy Research Center presented the findings of its Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) on the draft law on agritourism and thereafter discussed the associated socio-economic benefits and the costs.
In October 2021, the cost of cooking one standard Imeretian khachapuri increased both annually and monthly, ranging between 4.3 GEL (Kutaisi) and 5.5 GEL (Telavi), with an average cost of 5.0 GEL. The latest average price is 14.9% higher than October 2020. In month-to-month development, the price of a khachapuri is 4.2% higher, compared to the previous month.
In September 2021, the average cost of cooking one standard Imeretian khachapuri stood at 4.80 GEL, which is 0.6% lower month-on-month compared to August 2021, and 14% higher year-on-year compared to September 2020.