Elyse Y. Robinson

Black American Woman in Mexico

My Grocery Bill For 04/09/2019 While Living in Merida, Mexico | Elyse Y. Robinson

My Grocery Bill For 04/09/2019 While Living in Merida, Mexico

April 10, 2019


At some point, you’re going to get tired of living the way you do… so this is my second blog post on my grocery bill. So people can see how I live, how cheap it is to live here, and because these are easy posts while I work on BeAForeigner.com. 😊

I usually order groceries once or twice a week to be delivered. This week I made beef tostadas.

A picture of some delicious tostadas that I didn’t make 🥳

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Here’s my list with prices (in Mexican pesos):

I didn’t tip this time because my order took 5 hours to get and the company just flat out refused to give me a credit. I’m pissed. With discounts my total came to $805.53.

That’s about $42 USD with the exchange rate of about 19 pesos = $1 dollar.

I’ll get another delivery this week because I can’t eat tostadas all week or switch to nachos or something 😏.

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I was shocked to find that my chocolate chip ice cream was yellow instead of white! THIS is WHY: Vanilla ice cream you make yourself is likely to be yellow because of egg yolks. The basic formula for vanilla ice cream is you thicken milk and cream with egg yolks, sweeten them with sugar, flavor them with vanilla, and then freeze them. The yolk will add a yellow color.

So Mexico has the GOOD STUFF!

Also, check out the week before this post also my other blog posts: What can $196 pesos get me in Mexico City? and How Much I Spend on Groceries in Mexico City.

Elyse Y. Robinson @ BeAForeigner Inc.
Elyse Y. Robinson

Without a plan, Elyse Y. Robinson moved to México City after her mother passed away from blood cancer on November 11, 2016. She never heard of México City nor even visited México before. She just knew she had to escape America to mourn. She had quit her whole life to help her family anyway. She had nothing more to lose. She is going into her fourth year in México and she is there to stay!

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