Elyse Y. Robinson

Black American Woman in Mexico

My Grocery Bill For 04/19/2019 While Living in Merida, Mexico | Elyse Y. Robinson

My Grocery Bill For 04/19/2019 While Living in Merida, Mexico

April 20, 2019


At some point, you’re going to get tired of living the way you do… so this is my 3rd blog post on my grocery bill. So people can see how I live, how cheap it is to live here, and because these are easy posts while I work on BeAForeigner.com. 😊

This week I’m making honey garlic butter shrimp over pasta. #delicioso! 🤤

A picture of the shrimp I bought. Does it look different than what you find in your city? 🧐

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Here’s my list with prices in Mexican pesos and the quantity is in parentheses:

I’m trying to incorporate more seafood into my diet hence the shrimp. 1kg = 2.20462lbs FYI.

That time of the month is coming so junk food.

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I accidentally ordered two bottles of soy sauce but you can see the price difference between crappy products made in the US and products made in Mexico. I don’t want anything to do with products from the US because they are harmful and they are ALWAYS more expensive. The only exception I make are my pretzels…everything else I buy is made right here in Mexico or another Latin American country.

Total was $1,401.17 pesos. That’s about $75 USD with the exchange rate of about 18 pesos (the exchange rate has dropped) = $1 dollar. That includes the service fee, the tip, and any discounts I received.

Also, check out the week before this post also my other blog posts: What can $196 pesos get me in Mexico City? and How Much I Spend on Groceries in Mexico City.

Elyse Y. Robinson @ BeAForeigner Inc.
Elyse Y. Robinson

Without a plan, Elyse Y. Robinson moved to México City after her mother passed away from blood cancer on November 11, 2016. She never heard of México City nor even visited México before. She just knew she had to escape America to mourn. She had quit her whole life to help her family anyway. She had nothing more to lose. She is going into her fourth year in México and she is there to stay!

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