Price Check – a Jerez shopping list with prices. Tio Pepe Palomino Fino, Jerez, Spain. Copyright © 2022 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.

Price Check: a Jerez shopping list

In Jerez, like Marrakech, it’s much more fun to shop at local markets than at a supermarket, however, unlike Marrakech, you’re not going to get everything you need at the markets, and in Jerez you will find yourself having to head to the Carrefour Express (opposite the Mercado) at some point. Here is our Jerez shopping list.

Buy a couple of calico shopping bags the first day you shop, otherwise you’ll be paying 10 cents for a plastic bag – although the good news is that those biodegradable plastic bags decompose after six months.

Interestingly, our bag of groceries below came to the exact same price as it did in Marrakech – although we added sugar to this list, which makes our Jerez shopping list slightly cheaper than Marrakech. Who knew?

Price Check: a Jerez shopping list

1.5 litre water €0.50 £0.45 US$0.70
1 litre milk €0.50 £0.45 US$0.70
Bottle of local wine €5 £4.50 US$6.90
San Miguel beer €0.50 £0.45 US$0.70
100g Nescafe €3 £2.70 US$4.10
250 g Saimaza coffee beans €2 £1.80 US$2.75
Mint tea 50 bags €1.40 £1.25 US$1.90
1 kg sugar €0.80 £0.70 US$1.10
Jar of cherry jam €1.80 £1.60 US$2.50
1 loaf of bread €0.70 £0.60 US$0.95
250g quality butter €2.50 £2.25 US$3.45
200g Queso Curado €2.50 £2.25 US$3.45
500 ml olive oil €3.75 £3.40 US$5.15
dozen eggs €3 £2.70 US$4.10
1 kilo tomatoes €1.75 £1.60 US$2.40
1 kilo onions €1.40 £1.25 US$1.90
1 kilo apples €1.60 £1.45 US$2.20
250g jar smoked paprika €2.50 £2.25 US$3.45
250 g pistachios €1.50 £1.35 US$2.05
Total: €36 £32 US$50

Price Check is a series of posts from every destination we visit where we settle in for a while, that could serve as a shopping list for you to stock the kitchen at the start of your stay, as well as a cost of living index, giving you an idea as to what things cost in that place. We include some basic items to get you started, plus a local specialty or two from the place.


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Terence Carter is an editorial food and travel photographer and infrequent travel writer with a love of photographing people, places and plates of food. After living in the Middle East for a dozen years, he settled in South-East Asia a dozen years ago with his wife, travel and food writer and sometime magazine editor Lara Dunston.

5 thoughts on “Price Check: a Jerez shopping list”

  1. Very interesting comparison. We haven’t been to Marrakech yet, but know Jerez pretty well since one of our best friend lived nearby for 1,5 year and just recently moved away. We loved the prices there :-)

    …and Jerez is such a lovely town! Wouldn’t mind going back some day…

  2. I have to say I think you got ripped off in Marrakech! A loaf of bread costs about 2 dH, eggs maybe 5dH, tomatoes, onions and apples probably between 10 and 15 dH. Much cheaper to shop in actual stalls in the market than in a “grocery store” however.

  3. Lifecruiser Travel – glad you found it interesting! We always find it a fascinating to process to go through to compare prices between places, because often the places that are assumed to be cheapest are not at all. For instance, we spent a couple of months in Antalya writing a few years ago and found the market and supermarket prices more expensive than parts of Italy where we’d spent a few months. And that’s why we decided to undertake this little exercise this year.

    Jerez *is* lovely and we’ll be sad to leave tonight. :(

    Thanks for dropping by!

  4. Hello Amera

    Well then it seems *every* person who lives in Marrakech and shops at what is the main supermarket in Gueliz, where we took our prices from, is getting ripped off everyday! :) Marrakech is simply a lot more expensive than it was 5 years ago when we last visited, and all the locals told us that.

    As we say in these posts, it’s certainly possible to buy some of these things for a little bit less in the local markets stalls, however, it’s also possible to pay a whole lot more. This is why we always recommend people go to a supermarket on their first day to jot down the fixed prices, and then they have something to compare the prices in the market stalls to. If they’re higher, they know their getting ripped off, but if they’re cheaper, they know they’ve got a great deal.

    We stayed on the market street of Bab Doukkala which we write about here: and we found the prices at the stalls there varied dramatically. One stall holder was selling his goods for twice and three times the price of the supermarket, while others were selling their goods for considerably less. Always pays to shop around, which is what we recommend.

  5. Amera, also the idea is to take the average ‘supermarket’ prices of these items and compare them. During this year-long trip, not every destination is going to have all of the items on our list available in a street market – even if they have a daily market.

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