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Back in Ecuador after a month in the US. I heard a lot about droughts, food inflation worldwide, and observed the high cost of groceries. You want to know what food costs in Ecuador? Here it is…these prices are from the local Supermaxi, Ecuador's major grocery chain. There are cheaper prices out there in the local open air markets, and you won't pay the 12% VAT tax added to many items. But hygiene is not as good and storage is usually terrible. I've been sick enoug here to be convinced it's worth it to shop where at least hygiene is halfway decent. You don't want to get sick, so don't take your chances if it's not necessary.

Grapefruit $0.50 kg

Carrot Orange Juice $6.00 per 2 liters

  • Avocados $0.50 each or about $2.70 per kg
  • Potatoes 5 kg sack $2.88
  • Broccoli $0.73/kg
  • Imported Green Grapes $6.66/kg
  • Organic Head of lettuce $0.99
  • Green Cabbage $0.86/kg

Welcome to Destination Ecuador!

Welcome to Destination Ecuador! My family and I have been living in Ecuador for the last four and a half years. We’ve dealt with the worst kinds of red-tape, searched out or ended up making hard-to-find ingredients ourselves, imported equipment for making chocolate confections, learned the import-export business...Continue >>


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