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The average cost of cooking one standard Imeretian khachapuri in April 2019 varied across Georgian cities, from 3.21 GEL (the price in Kutaisi) to 3.57 GEL (in Telavi). The overall average price was 3.47 GEL, which is 1.3% lower compared to the previous month (March 2019), and 5.5% higher compared to the same month of last year (April 2018). The change in yearly terms was driven by increases in three of the core ingredients: cheese prices went up by 9.5%, followed by flour (7.6%), and butter (1.7%).

When comparing the average khachapuri prices across cities, one can discern that Telavi and Tbilisi charge the highest prices. The average cost of a khachapuri in Tbilisi and Telavi is 3.56 GEL and 3.57, respectively, which is higher than the average Georgian price. Moreover, looking at the minimum prices observed in every city reveals that Tbilisi offers the greatest savings for those looking for the cheapest ingredients. Frugal people, if they invest the time to find the cheapest khachapuri components, can save a solid 26.3% and pay just 2.81 GEL for one portion of khachapuri in Tbilisi. Nevertheless, one can cook the cheapest khachapuri in Kutaisi, where the minimum price is just 2.72 GEL.

 

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