Eating, drinking, paying. The price of food in Montevideo in the late colonial period.
Fecha de publicación
María Inés Moraes
Datos editoriales
Revista de Historia Económica - Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History, DOI: 10.1017/S0212610920000117
This paper gathers information on the diet of the people of Montevideo. It puts forward some hypotheses regarding the caloric intake of the plebeian and non-elite social groups, introduces two Laspeyres indexes of food prices for Montevideo in 1760-1810, analyses the movements of food prices in Montevideo in this period and compares the case of Montevideo with neighbouring cities.