Frustration as cuts and taxes hit Iran egg prices
BBC / Karen Zarindast
24-Oct-2011 (5 comments)

Eggs, once seen as an affordable source of nutrition in Iran, are increasingly becoming a costly luxury in the country.

Producers say cuts in government subsidies and increased taxes have pushed prices as high as US$9 for a dozen.

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Mort Gilani

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Mort Gilani

Five Times More Expensive than What I Pay for Organic Eggs

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Let's not underestimate Iranian capacity for taking shit. They get f’ed in the A, but complain about it as an unfortunate hip strengthening exercise.

G. Rahmanian

Protests & Strikes!

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Due to unrestrained inflation and the overall economic stagnation in Iran, there had been talks of country-wide protests before June 2009. For more protests and strikes, which can be even more decisive than street protests, in bringing down the government, what is lacking is leadership.

Anahid Hojjati

Dear AO, thanks for your news posting

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There were some cartoons on facebook about eggs, chicken, etc. I was looking at them quickly and did not read carefully to see what brought on the jokes but now I know. Thanks AO, indeed 9.00 for dozen eggs is very high.

Anonymous Observer

$9.00 for a dozen eggs!!!

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If that doesn't cause an uprising, I don't know what will.