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 Jerez slightly cheaper than Marrakech. Who knew?

We’ve used today’s currency rates below from www.xe.com rounding up/down.

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