Prices here and there

People always ask me if it’s cheaper to live in Puerto Rico. Yes and no. The kid’s Montessori School is over $10,000 cheaper annually in Mayaguez than the one we checked out in Middleton, WI (for two kids; and that one’s not bilingual!) But imported food is much more pricey. Locally grown fruit is low priced.  And soon I’ll write a post about my organic CSA. 

Prices in Puerto Rico:




And now prices in Woodmans in Wisconsin:  

Dill was over $6 in PR


Much better than 3.29!


PR was only $1.05 a pound. closer to the source I guess (Chile)


was $1.99 a pound in PR


I should’ve taken a picture of the price of piña. Pineapple just tastes so much better in PR. Local food is cheaper of course.  And bananas are plenty cheap. 

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2 Responses to Prices here and there

  1. Kate says:

    This is great information!
    Now I know to bring my own spices when I move.
    As a side note, red, orange, and yellow bell peppers are $1.89 in Ohio right now (August, no less, when it seems they should be a tad less expensive, but $1.89 is less expensive than off-season!). That’s still better than Puerto Rico sure, but a lot more than Wisconson. Just goes to show how variable prices can be from place to place.
    Thank you for sharing and I can’t wait to read about your CSA!

  2. Barbara Schutt says:

    Yes, we had quite the sticker shock as well, our first time in PR. We bring lots of spices with us so I don’t have to fill that part of the pantry. We hit a lot of roadside stalls and eat so much fresh fruit, love it!

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