Avocados are in my opinion one the most loved fruit in the world. I live in South Africa, for a ready ripe avocado you would easily pay between R25 (1.61 usd) and R40 (2.58 usd). For a South African this is ridiculously expensive. We are experiencing one of the worst droughts in our county’s history. But even before the drought they we in the price range they are in now.
We probably import most of our avocados seeing that the drought did not shoot up the price with that much. Which led me thinking what does affect the price of an avocado? Why are they so expensive?