The INDEC considers that a family is “destitute” when their monthly income is less than the basic food basket. A family is considered to be in poverty if they earn less than the basic food basket plus services, known as the total basic basket. The INDEC reported that the poverty threshold for February was AR$177,063 – an 8.3% increase compared to January. The year-on-year increase for the basic food basket and the total basic basket were 111.3% and 115.1% respectively. That means that products that were part of the total basic basket and the basic food basket soared more than the general prices of the economy.
Source: Bueno Aires Herald March 18, 2023 06:45 UTC