For families of Yemeni expatriates, life outside Houthi areas is cheaper now
11/22/2021 7:12:00 PM
الصحوة نت - خاص
By Abdullah Abu Al-Hassan
Prices of many agricultural products, rents, cooking gas, medical consultations and work-force wages are the same in Houthi and government controlled areas despite the fact that the government's version of the riyal is now worth third the value of the the Houthi riyal thanks to a Houthi currency war started in 2020.
This is encouraging Yemeni expatriates and even Yemenis who live and run businesses in Houthi areas to send their families to the government-controlled Taiz and Marib city where their money buys them more stuff.
This in turn is injecting cash to the government areas and allowing more people to find work.
This seems to be the only positive aspect in an otherwise negative situation resulting from the Houthi "currency war."
*I hope I can expound on this topic sometime later in more stable circumstances.