Turkey also gobbling up wages

The cheapest way to celebrate the holidays is at home, naturally enough, although even here things are more expensive than last year. Turkey, now commonly seen on most festive tables in Greece this time of year, costs up to 7 euros a kilo, an increase of 17 percent since last year. This, however, is expected to drop considerably, since special offers on frozen turkey are as low as 2.50 and 3 euros per kilo in the larger supermarkets. Prices vary according to origin (imported turkeys are 3-4.50 euros, local 5.50 to 6 euros), size and sales point (regional butchers are naturally more expensive than the central meat market).