Good morning from Hawaii!
I've enjoyed this thread as well as part 1, I love grocery shopping, comparing prices, meal planning and seeing the variety of what staples are to
different people/areas. So thanks OP!
When I moved here 6 years ago I was absolutely shocked at the food prices, I knew it would be more expensive than the midwest (US), where I came from
but WOW! $7 for a gallon of milk made me glad I'm allergic!
I will say that I've not seen a very noticeable rise in the foods I buy but I have noticed that the grocery prices in the midwest (where all my
family is) have slowly been creeping up to meet Hawaii prices so that now they are almost the same.
I do my grocery shopping at a small, locally owned, family run store. Yes, I know I could get some items cheaper and a bigger selection at the big
chain stores but I prefer to support local businesses.
Here's a sampling of our prices: and what are considered staples here
rice (brown) - $10/ 15lb bag milk - $4/half gallon,$7/gallon
eggs - $5/dozen (mainland eggs) $8/dz (local eggs) bread - $4.5/loaf (orowheat) $2.50/loaf (local bakery)
cheese - $5/ 1lb block $4/ 1lb (pre shred bag) sugar - $4/2lb bag (raw turbinado/local)
flour - $4/4lb (wheat) nori - (packaged seaweed) $2/ bag
carrots - $2/lb cabbage - $.69/lb tomatoes - $2/lb
potatoes - $3/5lb bag zucchini - $1.70/lb strawberries - $5.99/lb
hamburger - $4.99/lb chicken - $6.99/lb(boneless breast) $4.99/lb (thighs)
beef shortribs - $7.99/lb oxtail - $7.99/lb
spam - $2.99/can (they eat it daily here, breakfast, lunch and dinner, even sell it @ McDonalds lol)
local fruits you'd think would be cheaper:
pineapple - $5/ (small/ size of large grapefruit) papaya - $2 each (sure to be GMO)