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Random Grocery Post

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Have you ever wondered what $46 at the grocery store will get you in Rincon Puerto Rico? I went in the grocery store for a few things today, and this is what I walked out with. This is what $46 gets you at the Econo grocery store in Puerto Rico.


  • Cheerios
  • 1 Dozen eggs
  • Loaf of bread
  • Onions
  • 2 Red pepper
  • Salad dressing
  • Bananas
  • Cantaloupe
  • Potatoes

**This is an old photo I just resurrected for this post. We don’t have to buy our eggs anymore, our chickens are producing tons.

I am going to start a food costs tag and log some of our grocery, produce and restaurant bills because a lot of people ask us what the cost of living is like down here. We spread our grocery shopping out to three types of stores;

  1. local grocery store (Edwards Coop, Econo & Cash and Carry)
  2. big box stores (SAMs Club, Walgreens)
  3. local produce and convenience stores (La Placita Gas Station, 7 Express, Bakeries)

I buy most of our staples at SAMs (chicken, rice, pasta, paper towels, toilet paper, dog food, beer) and rely on the local stores for things that go bad quickly like vegetables or small items that we need for recipes that don’t make sense to buy in bulk.

What are your grocery bills like?
I would love to hear from you guys and learn what your average grocery bill is and what in on your weekly list.


One thought on “Random Grocery Post

  1. Suzy

    While on my recent trip around the island, we went to a town called Coamo in the south. We stopped at an Econo and couldn’t believe how big the store was and also all the fresh veggies. Thought I was in a Wholefoods, everything looked great, lots of variety and great prices. Don’t know why Rincon cannot get the same produce.

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