What can 10 bucks get me in China? Well, by golly, I have an answer for you! Check out what I bought at the local grocery store, all for the low, low price of 70 rmb (okay, actually about $11). I’m guessing this is at least half the price of what I might pay at some place like Fred Meyer or Safeway back home.
1 Jug of water (4L)
1 Bottle of Suntory beer (580 mL)
1 box of some-sort-of-flower flavored tea (32 bags)
1 bag of chewy snacks
1 dozen eggs (supposedly free range!)
1 bottle of gum (60 pieces, and yes, gum comes in bottles here)
1 container of yogurt (180 g)
1 box of crackers
1 tube of toothpaste
3 utility hooks
Keep in mind I live in the most expensive city in China, in the most central part of the most expensive neighborhood…still not bad though. Also please note, this is a totally random shopping trip. My diet here does not consist of mostly eggs, crackers, beer and toothpaste. Mostly.