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Monday, October 06, 2008

A Bit About Prices

A Bit About Prices

U.S. Dollar = 1.39 Euro (more or less as of 06OCT08)

The dollar is now stronger than it has been in over a year. It has been rather frustrating watching as prices rise here in Spain while the value of the dollar plummeted. It's a good thing that Spain is inexpensive. This list of prices pretty much covers most of what makes up my budget. I can live on a budget better than anyone I know. I have ever carried and debt. I use my credit card like a checking account and have never paid a cent in interest.

Grocery Shopping:

Dijon mustard 2.18€
Mozzarella .85
Can of tomatoes .75
Loaf of good wheat bread 1.45
Kilo of carrots .65
Rioja wine 1.89
Dry lentils .69
Cream cheese 1.60
Diet Coke .48
Whole chicken 5.50
Half a chicken and a half rabbit for paella 5.50
Rice 1.20
Six pack of beer 2.20
Liter of milk .98
Liter of extra virgin olive oil 3.25
2 kilos of sausages 7.00

Bars and Cafés:

Café con leche 1.20
Bottle of beer 1.50 - 2.00
Glass of wine 1.00 - 2.00
Sandwich 2.50 – 4.00
Slice of tortilla 1.00 – 2.00
Fries 2.00 – 4.00

The daily El País newspaper 1.10

A metro card costs less than 1.00€ per trip.

The only movie theater I go to costs 2.50€ for a double feature

I use my phone very judiciously and I spend less than 5.00€ per month...no kidding.

Apartments go for about 300€ per person.

Tropical fish 2.50€ (Unfortunately, this turned out to be rather expensive turtle food a couple hours after putting it in the turtle tank)

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