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Comparison Shopping Follow-up

Last Monday I posted my outrageous prices list which was created from going to various shops around town and taking note of what I thought seemed expensive.

After posting the info –  azbob and Brenda from Prescott Arizona and Michelle from Laguna Beach in Southern  California both took my list and did a price match. I decided to post all 3 below and have changed my pricing from Belize dollars to U.S. to make it easier to compare.

Grocery shopping price comparison between San Pedro Belize – Prescott AZ and Laguna Beach California…..

San Pedro $20.75 –  Almonds 2lbs bag
Arizona $7.00 –  Almonds 2lbs bag
California $24.99 – 4 lbs

San Pedro $14.13 –  Sliced almonds 2lb bag
Arizona $8.50 –  Sliced almonds 2lb bag
California n/a

San Pedro $8.82 – Container of parmesan 1lb
Arizona $7.50 – Container of parmesan 1lb
California $7.88 – 1.5 lb

San Pedro$18.48 – Cold pressed olive oil 2 liter
Arizona $25.99 – Cold pressed olive oil 2 liter
California $14.68 – 2 liter (x2 = 4 liter total)

San Pedro$6.13 – Sue Bee Clover honey 24 oz
Arizona $9.00 – Sue Bee Clover honey 24 oz
California $9.97 – 80 oz

San Pedro$13.63 – Jiff peanut butter 2lb jar
Arizona $5.25 – Jiff peanut butter 2lb jar
California $5.15 – 2 lb

San Pedro $15.83 Skippy peanut butter 3lb jar
Arizona $10.99  Skippy peanut butter for two 40 oz jars
California $7.88 – 80 oz

San Pedro$14.25 – Peter Pan creamy peanut butter big jar
Arizona $4.80 – Peter Pan creamy peanut butter big jar 2 lb
California n/a

San Pedro $14.45 Apple Sauce 3lb jar
Arizona $4.59 Apple Sauce 3lb jar
California $7.09 (4 jars x 3lbs each)

San Pedro $7.23 Smuckers jam 2 lb jar
Arizona $4.89 Smuckers jam 2 lb jar
California $5.38 – 4 lb jar

San Pedro $4.37 – Crest Calcident toothpaste
Arizona $3.50 – Crest Calcident toothpaste
California n/a

San Pedro $7.38 – Ginger snaps  $7.25 and $8.67
Arizona $2.99 – 1 lb Ginger snaps cookies
California $3.99 – (16 oz box)

San Pedro $29.38 – 20 giant rolls Charmin
Arizona $35.75 – 20 giant rolls Charmin
California $17.88 – 36 big rolls

San Pedro$8.73 – 6 giant rolls Charmin
Arizona $8.99 – 6 giant rolls Charmin
California $8.86  – 8 big rolls

San Pedro $10.93 – 12 double rolls Quilted Northern
Arizona $8.99 – 12 double rolls Quilted Northern
California n/a

San Pedro $12.63 – Ensure powder
Arizona $10.50 – Ensure powder  –  14 oz can
California n/a

San Pedro $24.97 – Folders ground coffee 3 lb
Arizona $8.78 – Folders ground coffee 3 lb
California $8.50 – 3lbs

San Pedro $32.98 – Kona coffee beans 2lb
Arizona $33.99 – Pure Kona coffee beans 2lb
California n/a

San Pedro $18.18 – Blue Mountain 2lb
Arizona $60.00 – Pure Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee beans 2lb
California n/a

San Pedro $18.18 – Maxwell House coffee 12 oz
Arizona $3.79 – Maxwell House coffee 12 oz
California $8.99

San Pedro $14.25 – 1 box equal sugar subst   200 pkts
Arizona $7.00 – 1 box equal sugar substitute 200 pkts
California $11.97 –  (800 pkts)

San Pedro$ 18.75 – Extra virgin olive Oil 1 liter
Arizona $ 5.99 – Extra virgin olive Oil 1 liter
California $ 5.99 – Extra virgin olive Oil 1 liter

San Pedro $29.63 – Extra Virgin Organic  olive oil 1.5 liter
Arizona $11.00 – Extra Virgin Organic olive oil 1.5 liter
California $18.78 – 2 liter

San Pedro $18.15 – Mazola Corn Oil 1.89 liter
Arizona $7.99 – Mazola Corn Oil 1.89 liter
California $7.78 – 2 liters

San Pedro $7.38 – Johnson’s baby oil 14 oz
Arizona $2.99 – Johnson’s baby oil 14 oz
California $4.29 – 14 oz

San Pedro $16.48 – Dove go fresh body wash 24 oz
Arizona $3.95 – Dove go fresh body wash 24 oz
California $10.88 – 48 oz

San Pedro $12.63 – Vaseline body Lotion 20.3 oz
Arizona $8.84 – Triple pack at Sam’s Club  – Vaseline body Lotion 20.3 oz
California $8.84 – (3 x 20 oz each) 3 pak

San Pedro $6.68 – Listerine mouthwash 500 ml
Arizona $4.08 – Listerine mouthwash 500 ml
California$9.88 – (2 x 1.5 liters) 2 pak

San Pedro $12.17 – Scope White 946 ml
Arizona $7.65 – Scope White 946 ml
California $8.87 – (2 x 1.5 liters) 2 pak

San Pedro $12.98 – Scope Citrus 1 liter
Arizona  $14.00 – Triple pack of Scope Citrus 1 liter
California $8.87  (2 x 1.5 liters) 2 pak

San Pedro $8.53 – 6 pk of scotch brite heavy duty sponges
Arizona $6.48 – 6 pack of scotch brite heavy duty sponges
California $6.88 – (20 pak)

San Pedro $27.43 – Kirkland balsamic vinegar 1 liter
Arizona $9.00 – Kirkland balsamic vinegar 1 liter
California $8.99 – 1 liter

San Pedro $8.78 – A1 steak sauce 10 oz
Arizona $4.99 – A1 steak sauce 10 oz
California $7.88 -1 5 oz – 2 pak

San Pedro $9.30 – Charcoal briquettes 7.2 lb or $4.82 – 4.5lb bag
Arizona $8.50 – Charcoal briquettes 7.2 lb
California n/a

San Pedro $16.44 – Arm & Hammer supr scp clumping cat litter
Arizona $11.99 – Arm & Hammer super scoop clumping cat litter
California $14.38 – (40 lbs)

San Pedro $16.18 – Pedigree puppy food 8.8lb bag
Arizona $12.29 – Pedigree puppy food 8.8lb bag
California $23.52 ( 52 lbs bag)

San Pedro $14.23 – Whiskas meat selection 6.6lbs bag
Arizona $10.29 – Whiskas meat selection 6.6lbs bag
California $7.99 – 6.6 lbs bag

San Pedro $ 8.62 – Rice crackers 18 oz
Arizona $ 5.79 – Rice crackers 18 oz
California n/a

San Pedro $ 7.95 – Granola 1/2 lb
Arizona $ 3.99 – Granola for a full lb
California n/a

San Pedro $9.00 – Blueberries frozen bag
Arizona $5.19 – Blueberries frozen bag
California $4.49  – 16 oz  (both cherries and blueberries)

San Pedro $8.53 – Deluxe mixed nuts 10 oz
Arizona $3.98 – Deluxe mixed nuts
California n/a

San Pedro $9.08 – Special k cinnamon pecan 12.5 oz box
Arizona $4.29 – Special k cinnamon pecan 12.5 oz box
California $7.57 – (37 oz) box

San Pedro $6.28 – lite cherry pie filling 4 oz
Arizona $2.19 – lite cherry pie filling 20 oz
California $4.39 – (21 oz can)

San Pedro $8.15 – more fruit pie filling 4 oz
Arizona $2.19 – more fruit pie filling 20 oz
California n/a

San Pedro Belize $9.43 – more fruit blueberry 4 oz
Arizona $1.99 – fresh blueberries 6 oz
California n/a

San Pedro $28.85 – Kirkland almonds 3lb bag
Arizona $14.99 – Kirkland almonds 3lb bag                              California $24.99 – 4 lbs BAG  (kirkland)

San Pedro $ 27.48 – Clorox liquid laundry soap 5.04 liter/64 loads
Arizona $ 13.49 – Clorox liquid laundry soap or 64 loads
California n/a

San Pedro $24.70 – Gain liquid laundry soap 2.95 liter /48 loads
Arizona $9.99 – Gain liquid laundry soap  48 loads
California $17.10  – (110 loads)

San Pedro $8.85 – ultra cheer 25 loads
Arizona $5.99 – ultra cheer 2x 25 loads
California $6.99 – ( 25 loads)

San Pedro $13.75 – Tide 2x Ultra 1.47 liter or 32 loads
Arizona $7.99 – Tide 2x Ultra 32 loads
California $20.02  – (110 loads)

San Pedro $9.98 – wd40 12 oz can
Arizona $4.47 – wd40 12 oz can
California  $8.53 – (2 x 12 oz cans) 2 pak

For those of you who are in Belize reading this Michelle has sent some pictures to make us drool…

Bristol Farms

Bristol Farms

Bristol Farms

So much food

Bristol Farms Bakery

Bakery

Bristol Farms cheese

mmmm so much cheese

Bristol Farms Sushi dept

Sushi time

Bristol Farms meats

Meat as far as the eye can see

Bristol Farms Wines

For those who like wine

Bristol Farms fruits and vegetables

So much choice

Bristol Farms grapes

Grapes galore for Colette

Bristol Farms vegetables

Veggie lover

Michelle to the left

Michele on the left

9 comments

  1. To explain the coffee situation. Belize coffee is awful. Coffee from Guatemala, Honduras, etc, is in competition with Belize coffee, so the Govenment ups the duty/customs and makes it less available. There are many items like this, ex. dairy products, good veggies. Everybody cheers when the local celery season is over, rope would be better!

  2. Funny how prices vary from one place to the next even in the same state. I am a huge Trader Joe’s fan – never been to Bristol Farms.

  3. Living in Phoenix, AZ, I’m jealous of the low prices of Prescott Valley. Yes, it is a different town than Prescott. I travel to California often and Phoenix prices are closer to the California prices (a little cheaper). And Bristol Farms ~ YUM! That is the best grocery store ever. I love the restaurant in the Pasadena store, I never was a big fan of clam chowder until I had theirs.

  4. Larry in Mazatlan

    My God it’s expensive there! Move to Mexico. We live in Mazatlan, a resort city, and pay a fraction of what you do down there. Question: why would you want to buy Folgers coffee when the regional coffee is so good?
    Larry

  5. Good idea on seafood comparison. Many people to go Belize City to shop for price – variety and fresher vegetables. I would like to compare prices between here and Mexico as well.

  6. Carbunkle Trumpet

    Playing Devils Advocate the next time I go to my favorite Vietnamese Seafood store I will get the going price of Lobster and some fish species for you to compare. Sure everything has to be brought via boat to the island but I would be curious to see a price comparison of Belize City vs San Pedro. Is it cost effective to go to the mainland monthly to get major staples like we have here with Costco and Sams?

  7. I would imagine so Gela.

  8. Also, I believe AZBob lives in Prescott Valley, AZ – different town than Prescott 🙂

  9. Laurie, I suspect that there’s a price difference between Northern and Southern California.

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