If you live in Bandra (West), you pay much more for your veggies than people other parts of the city. The same goes for residents of Breach Candy and Matunga.
While an unprecedented rise in vegetable prices had burnt holes in the pockets of all Mumbaikars, a Mirror survey of prices across retail markets in the city showed that rates were much higher in certain pockets.
We visited 20 markets to test the prices of eight basic veggies – onions, cabbage, potatoes, beans, green peas, capsicum, tomatoes and fresh ginger – and found that the Swantraveer Sawarkar Mandai in Dadar (East) is the best place to shop for veggies.
For all eight items, prices here were lower than the city average. Byculla is the second cheapest place to buy them. For onions, potatoes and tomotoes, it is the go-to place.
Pali Market vendors quoted the highest prices for five of the eight items. In the case of three of remaining four items, prices at the Bandra market were higher than the city average, though not the highest.
Onions were available for Rs 70 a kg at Pali Market, even as the average price across the city on Thursday stood at Rs 60. It wasn’t the only one, however. Besides Pali market, the price of onions was Rs 70 a kilo at retail markets in Matunga (East), Dahisar (West), Vile Parle (East), and Byculla. It was Rs 64 a kilo at Breach Candy.