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Good morning all. It is a sleepy Monday here at the taco shack – both quietly doing our work. Got an email saying that the spotlights in expatify for Michele and I are  up.

Our first water bill came via e-bill last Friday [paper copy came 3 days later] it was for $57.18 from June 4 to July 2 – not bad at all considering we had 3 house guests for 4 of those days.

I decided to do something a bit different this time with regards to cost of grocery shopping in San Pedro. Instead of my usual telling you what I got for how much – I made a list some prices in Belize dollars  of things that seemed a bit expensive to me.  Keep in mind I have been living on an island for 3 years so things are not likely as cheap as I remember then to be. How do the prices below compare to where  you are?

Outrageous prices list in no particular order from various shops around San Pedro…

$41.50 –  Almonds 2lbs bag
$56.50 –  Sliced almonds 2lb bag
$35.25 – Container of parmesan 1lb
$79.30 – Cold pressed olive oil 2 liter
$24.50 – Sue Bee Clover honey 24 oz
$27.25 – Jiff peanut butter 2lb jar
$31.65 Skippy peanut butter 3lb jar
$28.50 – Peter Pan creamy peanut butter big jar
$14.45 Apple Sauce 3lb jar
$15.15 Smuckers jam 2 lb jar
$8.75  – Crest Calcident toothpaste
$14.75 – Ginger snaps cookies $14.50 and $17.35 at 2 other stores
$58.75 – 20 giant rolls Charmin
$17.45 – 6 giant rolls Charmin
$21.85 – 12 double rolls Quilted Northern
$25.25 – Ensure powder
$49.95 – Folders ground coffee 3 lb
$68.95 – Kona coffee beans 2lb
$49.95 – Blue Mountain 2lb
$36.35 – Maxwell House coffee 12 oz
$28.50 – 1 box equal sugar substitute 200 pkts
$ 37.30 – Extra virgin olive Oil 1 liter
$59.25 – Extra Virgin Organic olive oil 1.5 liter
$36.30 – Mazola Corn Oil 1.89 liter
$14.75 – Johnson’s baby oil 14 oz
$32.95 – Dove go fresh body wash 24 oz
$25.25 – Vaseline body Lotion 20.3 oz
$13.35 – Listerine mouthwash 500 ml
$24.35 – Scope White 946 ml
$25.95 – Scope Citrus 1 liter
$17.05 – 6 pack of scotch brite heavy duty sponges
$54.85 – Kirkland balsamic vinegar 1 liter
$17.55 – A1 steak sauce 10 oz
$18.60 – Charcoal briquettes 7.2 lb or $9.65 4.5lb
$32.87 – Arm & Hammer super scoop clumping cat litter
$32.35 – Pedigree puppy food 8.8lb bag
$28.45 – Whiskas meat selection 6.6lbs bag
$ 17.25 – Rice crackers 18 oz
$ 15.90 – Granola 1/2 lb
$14.85 – dark sweet cherries frozen bag
$18.00 – Blueberries frozen bag
$17.05 – Deluxe mixed nuts 10 oz
$18.15 – Special k cinnamon pecan 12.5 oz box
$12.55 – lite cherry pie filling 4 oz
$16.30 – more fruit pie filling 4 oz
$18.85 – more fruit blueberry 4 oz
$57.70 – Kirkland almonds 3lb bag
$ 54.95 – Clorox liquid laundry soap 5.04 liter or 64 loads
$49.40 – Gain liquid laundry soap 2.95 liter or 48 loads
$17.70 – ultra cheer 25 loads
$27.45 – Tide 2x Ultra 1.47 liter or 32 loads
$19.95 – wd40 12 oz can

Seems expensive

Seems high even though it is a large box

Super Buy south

Super Buy South soon to be open

8 comments

  1. Are the prices in USD?

  2. Prices are in Belize dollars so half for USD pricing.

  3. Ok I was so confused by the prices at first, so thanks for explaining that! These are pretty good deals, it’s so nice to save money, especially these days!

  4. I will be posting a price comparison someone sent me from Az soon. Have not had a chance to look at it but will be interesting to see the difference.

  5. This seems outrageous. Even in Bel $. Is there any way to ship from the states for cheaper?
    I have been following some blogs before moving down there, and am really getting an education. Thank you for your informative posts.

  6. Michelle one thing to consider is that because we are on an island stuff all has to get barged in so this makes prices higher. Some people do go shop on the mainland occasionally as prices can be cheaper there. Glad you are enjoying my posts.

  7. Wow, this is great! I am planning on moving to Belize with my husband and 2 children and am doing as much research as I can! Your posts are making me feel like it is a good decision! I will have to read them all now!!

  8. Glad reading my blog is helpful to you in your decision Amanda.

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