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|
|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|
|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|
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.