How much does one kilogram of sugar cost across various African countries?
The Tanzania Times has conducted some studies regarding how the commodity is being retailed in selected countries on the continent.
This comes at the time when the global average price of one Kilogram of Sugar stands at USD 1.45.
Sugar, as it seems, is cheapest in Angola, where the sweetening substance retails at less than a dollar, with retail prices in the country starting at USD 0.57.
The commodity is also very expensive in Ghana where sugar prices average at USD 2.75 per kilo, which has surpassed the global average by more than USD 1.3.
In Ivory Coast, a Kilogram of Sugar retails at USD 1.66 making the country second most expensive after Ghana.
Sugar is also not quite cheap in South Africa where the commodity exchange hands at USD 1.63 per kilogram on average.
Shopkeepers in Zambia demand USD 1.61 in order for them to give you a packet of sugar weighing a kilo.
In Malawi, one kilogram of sugar retails at USD 1.54 on average, still not quite affordable for the local residents in the country.
At less than USD 1.5 prices start to drop from Cameroon, where one can buy a kilogram of sugar at USD 1.49.
When it comes to the East African Region, Kenya commands more cash per kilogram of sugar, with the commodity retailing at USD 1.45 in Nairobi.
In yet another East African Community Member State, that is Uganda, a kilogram of sugar retails at USD 1.37
Which means it is slightly more expensive than Tunisia, where a kilogram of sugar sells at USD 1.26
Coming to Tanzania, the average price for a kilogram of sugar stands at USD 1.23 closing the bracket for countries where prices of one kilogram of sugar happen to be more than a dollar.
In Morocco, for instance a kilo of sugar goes for USD 0.82, while the populous Nigeria demands just 0.70 per kilo and Egypt sells a kilogram of sugar at just USD 0.61.