Aditya, let us not get confused. Live chicken costs less because after dressing and removing all the wastes within, the weight of the chicken would be reduced. That means if you buy a chicken that weighs around two Kg, you might get only about 1600 gms of chicken meat. But if you are buying dressed chicken, the weight calculated is of the actual meat that you get and hence the price would be more. Again, when it comes to skinless chicken, the price would wary due to the difference in the weight and the labour involved in peeling it. So, actually, there is nothing we need to be worried about.
If we are to look at the net worth of so many things which we buy, I am sure the confusion would still be there. Take coconut oil for example. You would be paying more for virgin coconut oil, you would be paying more for branded items and the price would also depend upon the different taxes that are imposed etc. You will get it cheaper if you buy from a local oil mill. Let me say that if are buying coconut oil for say Rs 150/-, the actual manufacturing price would be nothing more than say 60 to 70 rupees. Same is the case with almost anything we buy, including the vegetables.
There is a Malayalam saying which when roughly translated says that 'there would be no end to anything if we keep thinking but there would be nothing worrisome if we do not think unnecessarily'.
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