|Municipal Mercado in Guaymas|
As a matter of interest I've listed some of the items on our latest grocery receipts. We've been using a conversion of 12 pesos = $1 Canadian, give or take the increasing strength of both the Mexican peso and the Canadian dollar. We find that prices are reasonable for many items and even more so if we shop at markets rather than in grocery stores. When we bought a bag of juice oranges from a street vendor, we got 26 good size oranges for $25 pesos - just over 8 cents an orange. We can't get fresh squeezed OJ here, so are squeezing oranges ourselves.
These prices are from either WalMart or the Super Del Norte grocery stores:
- Ocean Spray cranberry juice - 1L $17p
- C cell batteries - Duracell (2 pack) - $55p
- Mexican Rum - 1L - $100p
- Powdered whole milk - $50p
- bunch of Green onions - $4.9p
- 4 nectarines at $24.9/kg - $8.59p
- Knorr's quick cooking rice -$8.50p
- Bag of Potato chips - $25p
- Fruit sodas (sangria) cans - $6p
- Broccoli - $24.9/kg - $4.61p
- Avocados - $33.9/kg - $14.58p
- Tomatoes - large - $14.9/k - $6.55p
- 18 large brown eggs (can't find just a dozen) - $27.95p
- Multi gran loaf of bread - $26p
- Flour Tortillas - 1/2 kg - $9.45p
- Package of cinnamon buns (6) - $21p
- Halls cough lozenges - $5.5p
- Robitussin DM - 150 ml - $99p (from a local Farmacia)...quite pricey, but necessary at the moment.
And of course, cervezas: a six pack of Bohemia is $66p - approximately $6 Canadian, and an 8 pack of Pacifico is $70p. Kelly is enjoying his Bohemia in bottles while he can and we will be provisioning with cans of Pacifico as they are lighter and easier to store while underway.