Published: 2018-01-09 13:39
Last Updated: 2018-01-09 15:11
The Jordanian government has finally announced the new bread prices on Tuesday after lifting subsidies off the basic commodity, much to the dismay and fury of the majority of the population.
Large round bread is now priced at 32 piastres per kg, small round bread is priced at 40 piastres per kg and large flatbread is priced at 35 piastres per kg.
The figures might not sound like a large sum to some people, but they make a huge difference to many low-income and even some middle-class families.
This is how Jordanians responded to the new prices on Twitter since the announcement was made during a press conference in Amman on Tuesday.
دولة فقر وفساد— bjiydr (@belamjk) January 9, 2018
الله يطلعنا بهجرة عاجلا ...#الخبز
“Corrupt and poor country. May God soon bless us with immigration.”
“A message to Satan: Things here are going according to your plan: our government has become worse than you.”
“In Jordan, your dreams are like stale bread: kiss them goodbye and put them to the side. Our dream is simple: it is to just live.”
الخبز 2018— N (@petr_nashme) January 9, 2018
2020 اباده جماعيه وهيك بتخلص المديونيه
#الخبز— Manar (@Manar44603546) January 8, 2018
الدايت جماعي للأردن كلها
“Mass diet for the whole of Jordan.”
شعب الاردني عندو نقص فيتامين b12 و D و قريبا عندو نقص خبز هههههه مو تسرقوها ترا هلا اخترعتها #الخبز— (@evamaaitah) January 8, 2018
“Jordanians have a Vitamin D and B12 deficiency, and now they have bread deficiency as well.”
Currently, the cheapest place to live is prison!
Rent-free, no electricity or water bills, free food and services and 24-hour security.
Live like a minister!”
#الخبز وداعا يا ساندويشات الفلافل # وداعا يا رغيفنا— [email protected] (@Nisreenaburada2) January 9, 2018
“Goodbye, falafel sandwiches.”
المواطن الاردني يدخل موسوعه غينس تحت عنوان اكثر كائن حي يعيش تحت اقسى الضروف المعيشيه.....استوينا....#الخبز— Waseem Bani Naser (@WaseemBaniNase1) January 9, 2018
“The Jordanian citizen enters the Guinness World Book of Records for breaking the record for being the only organism living under the most difficult circumstances in the world.”