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#213615 - 10/04/06 12:04 AM Monthly grocery bill
hunter Offline
I am trying to get a feel for what monthly expenses are like living in the cayes. Not living like a tourist and eating out every night, but cooking at home some and going out occasionally. I'm talking about the stuff one would normally buy up here in the grocery store, food, paper products, some soaps and toiletries, etc. Not the alcohol bill. hahaha

I'm trying to figure out a realistic budget and need your help.

Thanks.

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#213616 - 10/04/06 03:02 AM Re: Monthly grocery bill
dabunk Online   content
single or double?

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#213617 - 10/04/06 05:23 AM Re: Monthly grocery bill
LaraTravelBelize Offline
for one person, and a fairly little person like me, i can eat for about $300 belize a month from the grocery store. this includes "luxuries" like bagels, cheese, sour cream etc.this does NOT include eating out or alcohol.
Pretty much on par with the states for me.
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#213618 - 10/04/06 12:50 PM Re: Monthly grocery bill
indygal Offline
We spend about 20% more then we do in the States. It would be a lot more if we shopped at Island supermarket.
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#213619 - 10/04/06 02:37 PM Re: Monthly grocery bill
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Another thought on monthly costs. We spend a lot less money on all other items, because there is no Walmart, target, ect. There is no stopping in Target for shampoo and leaving with 18 other items. We just seem to make do with what we have while we are there. We find we spend less eatting out also, not always but most of the time. There are no $18us for two at the movies. Good music, is the cost of a drink or snack. Simple living, and we love it. Enjoy!
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#213620 - 10/04/06 06:52 PM Re: Monthly grocery bill
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I think on average i spent about $500 BZE a month. Mind you it can be done a lot cheaper, but I had my cravings, and some things u just gotta buy at the island supermarket. If you shop at the local grocert stores and try to cut down on the eating out....u can do this much cheaper.
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#213621 - 10/04/06 06:56 PM Re: Monthly grocery bill
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i'll agree to about 20% more than u would back home... or even roughly the same... ur first trip to the market will be the most expensive b/c u'r stocking up... otherwise its about the same as home... just be choosy with the things u buy and watch the cost b/c i wanted canned tuna and it was gonna cost i think about $8 - 10US... but otherwise it's like the same!

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#213622 - 10/04/06 07:10 PM Re: Monthly grocery bill
Sir Isaac Newton Offline
Shopping for two, we spend about $200BZ every Saturday for everything (Green House for produce/meats, SuperBuy for dry good/tolietries/meats and Island Supermarket for a few specialty items).

It can be done for a bit less if you stick to rice, beans and chicken.

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#213623 - 10/05/06 01:09 PM Re: Monthly grocery bill
Barbara K Offline
shopping for 2, SIN? I thought you had kids?
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#213624 - 10/05/06 03:25 PM Re: Monthly grocery bill
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