In the Philippines, onions cost three times more than meat, where 1 kg of onions can be bought for about $8.36 and a whole chicken for $3.
The minimum daily wage in the Philippines is slightly above US$6.84, which is less than the price of onions per kilo.
Onions have become a luxury item in the Philippines for about a month now, and price hikes have pushed the price of the staple vegetable to many times that of meat.
With prices rising, Philippine authorities have banned illegal shipments of onions.
Many citizens of the Philippines are holding the government responsible for the current situation, and Filipinos are also criticizing the government on social media.
Some restaurants have also stopped selling onion-based products, and the onion sticks that come with burgers have disappeared from the menu.a