Dominican Republic: The cost of transport in red, in the economy of low wages

The wages of ordinary workers, who are the vast majority of Dominicans, grow at the speed of oxen. In contrast, the cost of the service that transports them in cars and minibuses to their homes and to work, runs at the speed of the locomotive.

The statistics on inflation of the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic, and those offered by the National Statistical Office reflect that trend, seen in the long term.

A starting point is the latest National Survey of Household Income and Expenditure, the ENGHI, of 2007, in which it was estimated for the date of its presentation, that in transportation households spent 17 percent of their income.


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