I thought it would be interesting to share costs of my recent shopping trip. So many people want to know what the real costs of living here are. Hopefully the following will help a bit. Remember that all fruits, vegetables and eggs are grown in the vicinity of the store. Sides of beef are hanging in the room immediately behind the butcher’s case, which is an interesting twist, so to speak. Here’s a list of what I purchased that will last me about 4-5 days. I already have black beans and rice galore and spices available at home. So here goes: package of tortilla chips 1.95, one large/medium carrot .21, one bunch of cilantro .23, 2 large tomatoes 1.24, 2 large beautiful and delicious avacados 1.82, 4 chicken legs (2x size of what you’re used to) 2.15, half pound of hamburger 3.87, a large white onion .76, 4 bananas .16, and 9 eggs 1.89. Add to that the taxi ride home, 1.60, and the total for the shopping comes to $17.09.