Grocery Prices In Mexico

A lot of people who are thinking about making the move to Mexico are curious about grocery and food prices.

So I thought I would grab a pen and paper (and my video camera) and make a detailed list of the prices in two of the major grocery stores in Mazatlan.

By keeping an eye out for sales and shopping in smaller, native stores and in the “Mercados” you can do a lot better on prices. And also keep in mind: Prices do fluctuate like they do everywhere else.

 

Here are some of the prices of common grocery items:

Coca Cola – 3 liter -$1.52
Water – 5 gallon – $1.50
Tecate Beer – 6/355 ml bottles for $4.30
Kaluha – 980 ml – $9.90
Sprite – 2 liter -$1.00
Jose Q tequila – 950 ml – $21.
Cottonell TT – 12 rolls $4.36
Cheaper TT – 12 roll $2.39
Bleach l – $1.95
Paper towels – 3/$2.40
Tuna – 6 oz – .55
Kraft Mayo – 850 gram – $3.05 (which is
over ¾ of a kilogram – which is about 2 pounds.)
Kraft Italian dressing – 16 ounce – $2.50
Pasta spaghetti – 7 ounce – .69 cents
Eggo waffles – 10 – $2.98
Frozen corn – 500 gram – $1.75
Cooking oil – 1 l – $1.80
Rice – 1 k – .63
Tomato pure` – 800 g – $1.19
Salt – 1 k -.46
Chicken broth, powdered – 45 g – 3.83
Pam cooking spray – 141 gram – $2.89
Corn Pops – 620 gram – $3.89
Special K – 510 g – $3.15
Cheerios – 425 g – $3.00
Jello – 100 g – (large box) .49
Salt crackers – 528 g – $1.60
Ritz (name brand) 900 g – $2.80
Baking soda – 227 g – .65
Smuckers grape jelly – 510 g – $2.58
Cheaper brand of grape jelly – 1 k –
1,000 grams – $1.89(the one I’ll buy)
Peanut butter – 340 g – $2.64
Sugar 2 k – $2.95
Instant coffee – 200 g (7.5 oz) – $3.60
O.J. drink – 3.785 L – $2.30
Potato chips – 350 g – $3.30
Doritos – 300 g – $1.60
Apples – 1 k – $1.29
Sour cream – 460 g – $1.09
Cream – 980 ml – $3.89
Butter – 200 g- $1.92
1 gal milk – 3.78 L – $3.86
Donut or muffin – .31 each (really have gone
up in price)
filled donut – .45
bread – 6 inch – .09
French bread baguette –
24 inch – .50 and 16 inch – .25
Bacon – 340 g – $3.65
Cheese
Gouda – 1 k – 5.69
Cream Cheese – 250 g – $1.24

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3 Responses to Grocery Prices In Mexico

  1. Lowell Dean

    December 8, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Barbie: Am I correct in assuming that groceries would be less expensive in Guadalajura and Lake Chapala than in Mazatlan, since it is a coastal city and frequented by tourists

    Dear Lowell, The Mazatlan area’s main income sources are agriculture, fishing, drugs, livestock breeding, commerce and industry. Tourism is pretty low on the list, and tourists don’t buy that many groceries. So, no – sorry – wrong assumption. I do stress always that retirees who truly want to stretch their dollars or pesos shop in native markets – that’s where you get the bargains…no matter which area you are in.

  2. fifi

    March 22, 2012 at 8:22 am

    hi Barbie, i’m loving your site! i live in london and am doing my research into moving to mexico. I am always confused by prices though, are these prices in us dollars or mexican peso??

    fifi xx

  3. Barbie

    Barbie

    March 23, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Thanks! The prices are in US dollars. You are probably already familiar with the metric designations – they will always confuse me a little. Creatures of habit, aren’t we.

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