AVLONA, Greece — Greeks are facing a mega cash-crunch with banks closed and ATM withdrawals limited to 60 euros ($66.60) per day.
As my colleague Ylan Q. Mui and I wrote Friday, while the government's latest bailout proposal was reviewed, "In the balance is whether Greece remains part of the 19-nation euro bloc or drops into a fiscal abyss that would leave banks without cash and drive the country back to its former currency, the drachma."
While any Greek with a debit card can spend their daily bank limit at supermarkets or other establishments that accept them, some locations are accepting cash only.
In Avlona, north of Athens, here’s a peek at what 60 euros a day can buy you:
- Four gallons of gas (15.1 liters) / 24.8 euros ($27.48)
- Metro ticket (one) / 1.40 euros ($1.55)
- Chicken (one, whole) / 4.54 euros ($5.04)
- Coffee (one package) / 3.86 euros ($4.28)
- Local white wine (one bottle) / 5.50 euros ($6.10)
- Greek yogurt (one package) / 3.30 euros ($3.66)
- Olive oil (one liter) / 6.27 euros ($6.95)
- Feta cheese (400 grams) / 4.66 euros ($5.11)
- Onions (1 kilo) / 0.46 euros ($0.51)
- Lemons (1 kilo) / 2.44 euros ($2.70)
- Peppers (1 kilo) / 1.38 euros ($1.53)
- Tomatoes (1 kilo) / 1.25 euros ($1.39)
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