Table 1

Store type by city and socioeconomic neighbourhood, 2008

Percentage of stores in each neighbourhood*
No of storesHigh(n=40)Middle(n=40)Low(n=40)
Guatemala (n=20)
 Big store/pharmacy8183
 Small store882710092
 Gas stations1742
Argentina (n=120)
 Big store100808782
 Small store202038
  • * Percentages do not add up to 100 owing to rounding.

  • In Guatemala: A small store is wooden, made and located on sidewalks. Big stores are permanent constructions and have a larger variety of products. In Argentina: In small stores purchase is made through a window while the customer stands on the sidewalk. Only in big stores customers walk through the store to pick up groceries.