Sunday, January 23, 2011

The price of produce

One of my absolute favorite things about shopping in Guatemala is the low prices for fresh produce. There are a myriad of markets, stores, and produce-wagon-pushers to choose from. Since we usually have time for shopping only on the weekends, and we usually need more than produce, we usually just go to Paiz, the Guatemalan version of WalMart. Though it may be a bit more expensive, the guarded parking lot and other safety features make up for the small difference in price. Last weekend we had a cart full of produce:

1 Honeydew Melon Q5.50
1 large bunch of bananas Q4.70
1lb. bag of tomatoes Q4.19
1 bag of fresh green beans Q4.40
3 big stalks of broccoli Q5.95
2 avocados Q8.85
1 large bag of shelled English peas Q8.80
5 imported oranges (seedless) Q21.75
1 (amazing) pineapple Q13.95
5lbs. potatoes Q25.65
5 gala apples Q14.77

Total: Q118.51

Divide that by 8 to get an estimate of the dollars and we bought a cart full of produce for about $14.81. I love it. It's so much easier to eat healthier when the fresh produce cost less than the canned and packaged options!

1 comment:

  1. That is awesome pricing for some produce! ~Roxanna